Summary: How God Makes a Way When There Seems to Be No Way - Phil. 2:13,14
2. God makes a way when there seems to be no way when we ask the Lord to teach us the way to go. Moses wrote, “Teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you.” (Ex. 33:13) Once we know the Lord’s attributes we are better able to discern His ways for our life. David wrote, “Teach me your way, O Lord and I will walk in your truth.” (Psa 86:11).
Application: Ask the Lord to fill you with the knowledge of His will with all spiritual wisdom and understanding so you can learn more about His way. Then you will be able to walk in a way that pleases Him in all respects and then bear fruit in every good work as you increase in the knowledge of God.” (Col. 1:9-11)
Illustration: One day, Maria Von Trapp, of the famous Sound of Music movie fame was singing in a concert. Her serious operatic presentations were not going down well with her modern American audiences. Most people thought her music was too stiff. Just then a fly flew into her mouth and she coughed and said to her audience, “I think someone knew I needed something to spice up my music.” Immediately the audience burst out in laughter and the ice was broken. After that Maria learned how to combine the professionalism of her past training with the rapport gaining techniques to win her audiences over. God always provides us with whatever is needed to succeed in His endeavors.
3. God makes a way when there seems to be no way when ask, seek and knock. Jesus said,
“Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you.” (Matt 7:7) Too many people are not persistent in their asking, seeking and knocking so they are unable to find the way out of their problems.
God’s promise to provide a way out of our problems is sure but it is conditioned upon our tenacity to ask, seek and knock until He opens the best door. Be assured that when one door closes He always opens up a better one.
4. God makes a way when there seems to be no way when we admit that human ways are often contrary to His ways. Isaiah wrote,
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isa. 55:8,9)
Know that the sovereign will of God is often beyond human comprehension. Allow the Lord to work in ways that are beyond human reasoning. Trust Him to lead you in ways that may not seem to make sense at the time. Do not demand to understand but trust and obey for there is no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
5. God makes a way when there seems to be no when we confess our sins, inadequacies and shortcomings. David wrote, “Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. Then I will teach transgressors your ways and sinners will turn back to you.” (Psa. 51:2,11,12)
Know that the Lord wants to use you to bring others into His ways. Admit that you are a sinner who needs the Lord’s teaching, reproving, correcting and training in righteousness that the word of God provides. (2 Tim. 3:16,17)