Some of the angst and worry we sense in our lives and within the culture is created when something of value comes to an end, and we can no longer see a way forward. People can fail, and a dream crumples. Politicians and a political system meant to serve a nation seem to be hopelessly gridlocked. A relationship that started out with a shared passion is now separate and passionless. In these dead end-appearing places something has died, and there appears to be no way forward.
I was processing how people feel in these painful circumstances when I came across a verse in the Psalms, “Your road led through the sea, your pathway through the mighty waters – a pathway no one knew was there!” (Psalm 77:19). The last part of the verse struck a deep chord in my soul, “…a pathway no one knew was there.”
If you are emotionally or spiritually standing at the end of something you valued and no longer see a way forward, read the verse I quoted over your circumstance. Some of you might be so deep in the pain of disappointment it could be a struggle to read those words. Do it anyway. Don’t allow resignation or cynicism to rule your faith. The simple act of obedience of reading truth and inviting it into your thinking will confront a lying spirit that wants to steer your life away from the goodness God has planned. Your act of faith expressed through your current state of doubt and disbelief will release new hope. We serve a God who delights in revealing roads of hope no one knew was there. When we speak the truth of God at a dead end, the revelation of a new pathway will always follow in due time.
Parting the Red Sea was not an isolated event lost in history. The resurrection of Jesus was the beginning of something new. These examples from Scripture and many others were provided to help us adjust our thinking to believe the impossible is always possible with God. Exchange your hopelessness for hope. Hope is what God has used to pave the hidden pathway He is about to reveal to you. God has always seen your way forward. He wants to reveal that pathway to you.