No Dead Ends (Hebrews 11:8)

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Faith is not a leap in the dark. It is moving ahead with confidence in God. Because He knows “the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10), we can rest assured that obeying Him will never lead us to a dead end. When our pathway seems blocked, God will open the way.

Frank William Boreham told of a trip he took in a small boat up a river in Australia. He said, “A canoe glided ahead of us. Presently the waters seemed to come to an end. It looked as if we had reached the head of a lake. Our progress appeared to be barred. We watched the canoe, which – to our astonishment – simply vanished! The banks seemed to swallow it up. We rowed on until we came to the point at which the canoe had so mysteriously disappeared. There we saw a sudden twist in the river artfully concealed by the tangle of bush.” The way opened up for the boaters – but only after they had proceeded to what appeared to be a dead end.

Perhaps you are facing a seemingly insurmountable difficulty, and you can’t find a way around it. Take courage. If you’ve put your trust in the Lord, you won’t be abandoned. Although you don’t know what’s ahead, God does. So keep going. Keep trusting. On ahead there’s a bend in the river – a way through.

What adventure awaited Abraham when he left his homeland! How much he would have lost if he had not trusted God! We too can move ahead because with God there are no dead ends. – Paul R. Van Gorder

 Dear Jesus, teach me always

To lift my eyes above;

And when Your hand is hidden,

To trust Your changeless love. – Anon.

 True faith is not believing that God can, it is knowing that He will.

  • August 8, 1987 , Our Daily Bread

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