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Monday, August 21, 2017

Where there’s a will, God will provide a way.

When Athaliah, the mother of King Ahaziah of Judah, learned that her son was dead, she began to destroy the rest of the royal family. But Ahaziah's sister Jehosheba, the daughter of King Jehoram, took Ahaziah's infant son, Joash, and stole him away from among the rest of the king's children, who were about to be killed. She put Joash and his nurse in a bedroom to hide him from Athaliah, so the child was not murdered. Joash remained hidden in the Temple of the LORD for six years while Athaliah ruled over the land. (2 Kings 11:1-3 NLT)

Sometimes it seems impossible to see where good will win out over the evil we see, or experience, in life.  We see the size of the struggle, but not the size of our God.  Athaliah was so wicked, that she was willing to kill all her children and grandchildren to take over the southern kingdom of Judah.  How will God keep His promise to David?  How will someone in the line of David continue to rule in Judah?  Will God provide a way out of this mess?

In the seventh year of Athaliah's reign, Jehoiada the priest summoned the commanders, the Carite mercenaries, and the palace guards to come to the Temple of the LORD. He made a solemn pact with them and made them swear an oath of loyalty there in the LORD's Temple; then he showed them the king's son. (2 Kings 11:4 NLT)

God will always provide a way for God’s plan to be fulfilled.  God will always provide a way for us to live a life walking together with God.  No matter what our circumstances, God will provide a way.  The question, then, is whether or not we will follow that way.

Then Jehoiada brought out Joash, the king's son, placed the crown on his head, and presented him with a copy of God's laws. They anointed him and proclaimed him king, and everyone clapped their hands and shouted, "Long live the king!" (2 Kings 11:12 NLT)

How about you?  Do you trust that God always provides a way for us to walk with Him?  Do you look for that way?  Do you choose to follow that way?