Why, Lord? – Conclusion

With every trial or test, our faithful Heavenly Father will not permit us to be tempted above what we are able to endure when we rely on His strength. God will provide, create, and make available a way to bear up under and be delivered from danger.

Yet, as we have already noted in the last post, this way of escape may not be as easy and comfortable as we had hoped it would be. The well-known missionary, Jim Elliot, noted:

Nevertheless, when we realize our only hope is in accepting and following the way God provides for us, our feet will be as sure as those of a deer who can navigate the narrowest, most perilous of paths. A hind, or deer can traverse what appears to be a vertical cliff without stumbling or falling—unafraid and undeterred—in a manner similar to this mountain goat:

The words “way of escape” have the idea of an army being totally surrounded by the enemy, and then suddenly spying a mountain pass—an escape route to safety. When we find ourselves hemmed in by the enemy or dire circumstances where we are tempted to give up, give in to fear, or become hopelessly frustrated, we can remember the Lord’s promise of a way out. And, although it may seem there are no good choices, we must actively look for and faithfully pray for the deliverance He will provide; then we will inevitably discover that God’s way truly is the right/best choice to resolve our trial. We will be able to declare with the Prophet Habakkuk, “The Lord God is my strength, and He will make my feet like hind’s feet, and He will make me to walk on mine high places.” (Habakkuk 3:19)