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With Our Backs Against the Wall

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As I’ve been praying about writing this post, I have to believe that God is going to use it to minister to many of you.  Actually I woke up in the night and couldn’t go back to sleep because I just wanted to get up and write – which I did, after spending some time reading my Bible and praying.

Why am I so sure it will minister? Because at this moment I have several friends encountering serious trials, tribulations and devastating struggles.

My guess is that many of you are also going through something you never would have dreamed of, hadn’t in any way knew it was coming, which took you by utter surprise. Your situation is likely causing you to be overcome with fear, anxiety and doubt.

Your circumstance may be a life-threatening illness, a family trauma, a financial crisis, a devastating betrayal or something else that has hit you broadside and left you speechless.   Today it looks impossible to figure out….

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While I was laying in the hospital uncertain of my future, knowing that things were desperately serious, our Emma sent me the link to Made a Way by Travis Greene.

As I lay listening to the words for the first time, tears spilled over.  I had never heard this song before and the powerful truths contained in it resonated deep within me.  “When our backs were against the wall and it looked as if it was over, YOU made a way…”

No matter your circumstance sweet friend, the Lord is moving  – even when the situation looks hopeless.  Our God moves mountains and causes walls to fall!!  With His power He performs miracles and there is nothing that is impossible – He makes a way!! Listen to it and let the words sink in (I put the lyrics below).

The actual story behind Made a Way is miraculous!!  Ready for this?  Travis Greene was stillborn!! Can you imagine?  Yet God reached in after his birth and touched him and he came to life!  Whoa! Envision with me how God knew, before the beginning of time each miraculous detail that would be part of the supernatural journey that Travis would walk to bring him to pen the lyrics to Made a Way.

If Travis’s birth story wasn’t astounding enough, when Travis was four years old he fell out of a 4th story window where his family was living in Germany.  By the time his mom reached the sidewalk there was a sheet over him and he had already been declared dead.  His mom called out to the Lord and on the 3rd declaration of the power that is in the precious blood of Jesus, Travis came to life! No doubt, God had an incredible plan for this young man and part of it had to be to write this song that has ministered to people around the world!

Today I pray friend that you will sense the presence of God and be renewed in the depths of your soul that our powerful God is working in your situation….even when it feels like your back is against the wall, He will make a way.  He will.  Cling to Him and His promises.  He will make a way – even in the midst of the most devastating of circumstances – He is always astoundingly faithful!!  

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Made a Way
Made a way
Don’t know how but You did it
Made a way
Standing here not knowing how we’ll get through this test
But holding unto faith You know that
Nothing can catch You by surprise
You got this figured out and You’re watching us now
But when it looks as if we can’t win
You wrap us in Your arm and step in
And everything we need You supply
You got this in control
And now we know that
You made a way
When our backs were against the wall
And it looked as if it was over
You made a way
And we’re standing here
Only because You made a way
You made a way
And now we’re here
Looking back on where we come from
Because of You and nothing we’ve done
To deserve the love and mercy You’ve shown
But Your grace was strong enough to pick us up
And You made a way
When our backs were against the wall
And it looked as if it was over
Lord You made a way
And we’re standing here
Only because You made a way
You made a way
When our backs were against the wall
And it looked as if it was over
Lord You made a way
And we’re standing here
Only because You made a way
And you move mountains
You cause walls to fall
With Your power
You perform miracles
There is nothing that’s impossible
And we’re standing here
Only because You made a way
You move mountains
You cause walls to fall
With Your power
Perform miracles
There is nothing that’s impossible
And we’re standing here
Only because You made a way
You move mountains
You cause walls to fall
With Your power
Perform miracles
There is nothing that’s impossible
And we’re standing here
Only because You made a way
And we’re standing here
Only because You made a way
And we’re standing here
Only because You made a way
You made a way
You made a way
You made a way
You made a way
Don’t know how but you did it
Made a way
Don’t know how but you did it
Made a way
Don’t know how but you did it
Don’t know how but you did it
Don’t know how but you did it
Don’t know how but you did it
Don’t know how but you did it
Don’t know why but I’m grateful
Don’t know why but I’m grateful
Don’t know why but I’m grateful
Don’t know why but I’m grateful
Don’t know why but I’m grateful
Don’t know why but I’m grateful
And we’re standing here
Only because You made
And we’re standing here
Only because You made a way
And we’re standing here
Only because You made
‘Cause You move mountains
You move mountains
You move mountains
You move mountains
And You cause walls to fall
You cause walls to fall
You cause walls to fall
You cause walls to fall
And You cause chains to break
You cause chains to break
You cause chains to break
You cause chains to break
And giants fall
Giants fall
Giants fall
Giants fall
‘Cause you move mountain
You move mountain
And everything is easy for you
‘Cause you move mountain
Yes you move mountain
Mountains are moving
Mountains are moving
Mountains are moving
Mountains are moving
Strong holds are breaking now
Strong holds are breaking now
Strong holds are breaking
Strong holds are breaking
‘Cause you move mountain
You cause walls to fall
With your power
With your power
With your power
With your power
You perform miracles
You perform miracles
You perform miracles
You perform miracles
My son is breathing
My son is living
My son is breathing
My son is living
When the doctor said no
You said yes
When the doctor said no
You said yes
When they pronounced me dead
You said not yet
When they pronounced me dead
You said not yet
You perform miracles
You perform miracles
Songwriters: Travis Montorius Greene
Made a Way lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever, with my mouth will I make known
Your faithfulness to all generations.
Psalm 89:1

6 thoughts on “With Our Backs Against the Wall

  1. Hi Linnie-
    I count myself in those facing unfathomable trials right now.Thank you so much for the post and the prayers.

    1. Yes, you are definitely in an unfathomable trial. My prayer is that in the midst of it you will see the astounding faithfulness of our great God. He is for you friend. He is not against you. He is working, even when it’s hard to see. xo

  2. Lobby, I am so thankful you are healing! I have to share a testimony. Two weeks ago, my husband and I drove my daughter 450 miles away to my parent’s home so she could spend 2 weeks visiting. We were going to spend the night and part of the next day before coming home bit learned the weather was supposed to be very unstable Saturday evening. We decided to leave early in the morning to neat the weather.
    We didn’t beat the weather. As we were driving down I44 the weather crews were giving grim updates of what was heading our direction. We were between Sleeper, MO and Lebanon, MO and the radio was going crazy with reports of rotation in the skies and confirmed tornados and they were giving mile marker info and telling you if you were in this area to take cover. We were in that area and knew a tornado was headed right for us and we had nowhere to exit. I just started praying out loud and suddenly, there was, what appeared to be
    a parking lot right there so we could pull off. Approximately a dozen other cars were already there. I just continued to pray out loud and the danger passed quickly!
    We pulled back onto the interstate and within 100 yards we started seeing large pieces of debris. We later found out that a tornado had passed in front of us and behind us! I have no doubt that if that place to pull over had not been there, we would have been right in the path of all of the debris when it hit instead of safely parked.

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