God always makes a way. Sometimes it’s not in our timing or even in the direction we were perhaps thinking BUT He will make a way.
For many of us in seeking guidance, pleading for prayers to be answered or pondering transition, we would love nothing more than God to turn up and part the Red Sea, or send a ram to sacrifice instead of a son, or even perform a miracle that would completely change our circumstances.
In these times of waiting and pondering, praying and seeking, a great scripture to hold on to is Philippians 2v13&14. ‘For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose!’
God is at work in our lives even in the waiting. It’s all part of the process. We need to remain confident in the truth of God’s love for us and that He is at work in our lives for His Glory.
When one door shuts another one really does open. With a surrendered heart to God’s will, we can trust that He is working out the best fulfilment of his purposes for our lives. Remember, He sees what we don’t. When we hurt over a door that didn’t open, a ministry charge that didn’t call us, a sweetheart that didn’t want to marry us etc., we need to trust in these moments that God isn’t spoiling our lives but perhaps actually saving us from something that would.
I have always loved the analogy of the tapestry poem. It has most definitely been comforting in times of trial or confusion and not being able to find God’s way. This poem became all the more meaningful years after discovery when I learnt that the author was none other than Corrie Ten Boom. For any who don’t know, Corrie Ten boom was a remarkable woman with incredible faith. A woman of courage, she hid hundreds of Jewish prisoners and then becoming a prisoner herself in the Nazi Camps of the Second World War.
May the words of this poem - bring fresh perspective and fresh hope if you are in a season of waiting on God to make a way. Whether it’s a yes, a no, or a not yet.. He will answer your prayers. Hold fast and trust His hand at work in and over every aspect of your life.
“Life is but a Weaving” (the Tapestry Poem)
My life is but a weaving
Between my God and me.
I cannot choose the colors
He weaveth steadily.
Oft’ times He weaveth sorrow;
And I in foolish pride
Forget He sees the upper
And I the underside.
Not ’til the loom is silent
And the shuttles cease to fly
Will God unroll the canvas
And reveal the reason why.
The dark threads are as needful
In the weaver’s skillful hand
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern He has planned
He knows, He loves, He cares;
Nothing this truth can dim.
He gives the very best to those
Who leave the choice to Him.”
Corrie ten Boom