Was it not You who dried up the sea,
The waters of the great deep;
Who made the depths of the sea a pathway
For the redeemed to cross over?
A Word of Hope
Against the Odds
Where does our victory come from? Perhaps, it is decided for us before the battle ever begins. Maybe, our circumstances decide. For those who put their faith in God, we know that we never fight alone. It gives us hope, courage, and strength to do the impossible because we believe that with God, we can do anything.
The future is not made by God alone, but by we who must decide what the future will look like. Standing before us is an open door. The door is a gift from God and proof that the Divine is on our side. Through that door is the future. God has already done the job of making a way for us, but each of us must decide whether or not we are going to walk through that door or turn away from what was meant to be ours. As much as we depend on God, our Heavenly Parent will not make the journey for us. We must be the ones to move and to press onto what is on the other side of that door.
God will not do what we must do ourselves. We were gifted with free will so that we could make choices. We choose the consequences of our lives. The problems we face are often walls that we must climb over, and we all start at the base of the wall. It looks impossible because the wall is so much taller than we are. Alone it is impossible, but if one person stands at the base, then another can climb onto that person’s shoulders. When we all work together, each supporting the other, the wall that was once blocking us becomes the very thing that teaches us how to rise and climb our way in spite of overwhelming odds. God is the ground beneath our feet, and together, we are the ladders that will rise over the greatest of walls.
Bless You, Abba God,
For You are the ground that I stand on. My foundation is the Almighty. You are the reason I can achieve great things. Help us to come together when the odds look stacked against us. May we stack even higher united shoulder atop of shoulder. Thank You for making a way, Almighty Spirit. Amen.
Order of St. Francis and St. Clare