January 13, 2019

The Way Out Is Through

As much as we would like to bypass a difficult situation in our lives and be delivered from it altogether, most of the time, we have to go through to come out on the other side.

Eventually, there will be a light at the end of the tunnel and we will make it through. 

This picture was taken when Randy and I drove from Dallas to Phoenix to see his family for Christmas a few years ago. Our daughters would be flying out to join us, but the two of us, Randy and I, drove twelve hours on the first day and six hours of driving the second day which was Christmas Eve. Once we were in Arizona we turned off Interstate-10 and took a road less traveled and much more scenic.

In one of the small towns along the way we stopped at a diner for lunch and I remember how festive it felt on Christmas Eve as everyone called out greetings of Merry Christmas! Glittering tinsel, twinkling lights, and bright red and green ball ornaments adorned a small tree perched on the counter top and an oversized coffee mug filled with candy canes sat at its base.

Then, back on the road for the rest of our journey and soon I was drifting off, almost dozing when my eyes opened wide at the scene in front of me, this tunnel carved through the mountain suddenly before us. I grabbed my phone and took the picture above before we entered the tunnel. In just a short time—ahead of us was the bright light of daylight again.

What a visual reminder that the way out is through. And that you will get through. You won’t always be in this difficult place.

Is there a mountain looming in your life right now? A storm you wish would go away but won’t? A trial that is difficult and scary?

I hope you will find comfort and strength as you walk through a difficult season and I hope you know God is always with you each step of the way and He will never let you go. He will take you through and you will come out on the other side. 

Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.