Episode 7: The Way Maker 

March 20, 2023Dave Lambert
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Have you ever felt stuck in a situation, and you couldn’t seem to move forward? I’ll bet you have. Everyone, at one time or another, gets stuck. It doesn’t have to be a bad or difficult situation, but one where you can’t find a way to get moving. Perhaps you are in such a place right now. If so, maybe today’s passage is just what you need. Here’s what the prophet Isaiah says: 

“Watch for the new thing I am going to do. It is happening already—you can see it now! I will make a road through the wilderness and give you streams of water... (Isaiah 43:19 Good News Translation) 

A number of years ago, my wife and I were Youth Leaders at a little church called Raccoon Ford Christian Fellowship, near Unionville, Virginia. During that time, I sensed that God had something in mind to help the youth leaders of area churches better serve their youth. I talked to our pastor about connecting with those youth leaders. He suggested that I call the youth leader at the Open Door Baptist Church. When I called their youth leader, he said that he had been thinking the very same thing! So we began to contact the youth leaders in other local churches. We soon discovered that all of the youth leaders were open to discussing it, so we set a date to meet. A few days later, we were surprised when the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association contacted us, out of the blue, telling us that they wanted to do a weekend evangelistic event in our area. So, we invited their representative to attend our first youth leaders meeting and used our newly formed network to contact area churches. That event touched hundreds of lives and our new “Virginia Youth Network” touched many young people and youth leaders in our area over the next few years. God was up to something new and wonderful. And God is still able and willing to do new things in ways that we cannot predict or imagine. In fact, He might be doing new things right now in your own life, but you just can’t see it yet. When everything in your life seems to be stuck, God can help you to move forward, and give you whatever you need along the way. 

God will be your "Way Maker," And that’s very Good News! 

© 2023 Dave Lambert