April 14 Inspiration

From Vickie Doyle, Parish Visitor
Lyrics: God Will Make A Way

God will make a way
Where there seems to be no way
He works in ways we cannot see
He will make a way for me
He will be my guide
Hold me closely to His side
With love and strength for each new day
He will make a way, He will make a way

God will make a way
Where there seems to be no way
He works in ways we cannot see
He will make a way for me
He will be my guide
Hold me closely to His side
With love and strength for each new day
He will make a way, He will make a way

By a roadway in the wilderness, He’ll lead me
And rivers in the desert will I see
Heaven and Earth will fade
But His Word will still remain
He will do something new today

God will make a way
Where there seems to be no way
He works in ways we cannot see
He will make a way for me
He will be my guide
Hold me closely to His side
With love and strength for each new day
He will make a way, He will make a way

Oh, God will make a way
Where there seems to be no way
He works in ways we cannot see
He will make a way for me
He will be my guide
Hold me closely to His side
With love and strength for each new day
He will make a way, He will make a way

With love and strength for each new day
He will make a way, He will make a way

One of my favorite songs is God Will Make a Way by Don Moen. Whenever I hear it, I find myself being reassured. The story behind the song is that in 1987, Don’s nephew, Jeremy, was killed in an automobile accident. Don says that he felt helpless to encourage Jeremy’s parents.  At a loss for words, Don says the Lord gave him a song to share with the family. The song was God Will Make a Way and was inspired by Isaiah 43:19 (NAS): “Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert”.

Most of us have had similar experiences of facing devastating news such as death of loved one, cancer diagnosis, or a coronavirus scare. We find ourselves like Don Moen, at a loss for words. Recently, an elderly lady that I have known for many years called to tell me that she had gotten a diagnosis of a fast growing cancer. Her question to me was, “Why would God allow this after all these years?” I told her that I didn’t have the answer to that question but I did have assurances from scripture that I believe with all my heart.

The song, God Will Make a Way, provides some of those assurances in difficult times. We all need to be reminded. May these words bring comfort to you today as they have brought comfort to me.