“Your road led through the sea, Your pathways through the mighty waters-a pathway no one knew was there.” Psalm 77:19 NLT
Have you noticed how often the path God creates is one that You never thought of to take? I’m sure when the Israelites were being led out of Egypt, they never imagined God would part the sea for them (Exodus 14:21 NIV). Abraham never imagined Sarah would become pregnant at almost a 100 years old (Genesis 21:2). Annabel Beam never thought she would be cured by falling into a tree.
“Miracles from Heaven” is the 2016 movie that tells the story of Annabel. She was diagnosed with psuedo-obstruction motility disorder. It means her small intestine wasn’t working; she couldn’t pass food through her digestive system. The movie spans the years from 2008 to 2012 when Annabel is diagnosed and treated for this condition. There is no cure for it. It is a death sentence. The only option is to give her nutrition through a feeding tube. It is a movie worth watching if you haven’t seen it, because God creates a path to healing for her no doctor would ever prescribe.
On Dec. 29, 2011 Annabel and her sister Abbie are climbing an old cotton tree. They are about 30 feet up when the branch begins to break. Annabel falls into the tree, presumed dead or badly injured by the firefighters who rescue her. But she isn’t, not only is she not injured, she is completely healed from the deadly disease she had. As she tells her mother, Jesus met her in that tree. She says her soul left her body and God told her she would be completely healed when she returned to earth. And she was. God created a pathway no one knew was there.
Miracles do still happen today. Often they come along paths we would never imagine. God promises, whatever you are facing, He will lead the way. He will guide you through the sea on dry land, just as He did the Israelites. It just might not be the sea you thought it would be. Have faith, He’s making a way for you, no matter what you’re facing.