This is your B moment. Your moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Isaiah 41:10 (ESV)
Today I am reminding you of those times when God will use the back door.
In other words, those times when He resolved an issue in the least obvious way—with a solution that never even crossed your mind. You may have been busy trying to solve the problem head on, but God fixes things from a different angle.
Sometimes we carry issues with us from year to year, wondering what we’ll do differently this year to fix things. We play out multiple scenarios in our minds, but we still see no way out. Yet it is when we turn that issue completely over to God that He will take a back door approach to resolving matters.
When I turn to the Scriptures, I think about the time Peter was imprisoned. He was arrested at a time when King Harrod had begun persecuting Christians. The night before his trial, Peter was surrounded by eighteen soldiers. To the natural eye, Peter seemed to be in a very difficult situation that presented no way out.
However, sometime during the night, an angel of the Lord appeared before Peter and instructed him to wake up, get dressed, and follow him. The angel led Peter past two more guard stations and out into the street. Once outside, Peter realized that God had sent an angel to save him—a move by God that Peter had never even considered.
In the same respect, God’s answer to your situation is likely one you’ve never thought of either. Turn matters over to God and remember these words:
“Fear not, for I am with you…I will strengthen you, I will help you.” Isaiah 41:10 (ESV)
So today, think back door.