One sunny weekend morning, I was walking along the beach, and the early morning view of the shoreline brought with it the memory of a song. Reaching for the phone in my pocket, I looked up the song on YouTube and began to play it aloud. As I glanced out at the ocean’s blue waters, I listened to the beautiful lyrics, by gifted song writer and musician Don Moen:

“God will make a way

Where there seems to be no way

He works in ways we cannot see

He will make a way for me

He will be my guide

Hold me closely to His side

With love and strength

For each new day

He will make a way

He will make a way.

By a roadway in the wilderness, He’ll lead me

And rivers in the desert will I see

Heaven and Earth will fade but His word will still remain

And He will do something new today

Oh, God will make a way

Where there seems to be no way

He works in ways we cannot see

He will make a way for me”

We all face situations that look like they will never change. Maybe what you have experienced is completely unfair. You might not be able to see your way through. And, perhaps, there could be no sign of things ever improving. But don’t get discouraged. It is not permanent. There’s a change coming in your life. Do not lose heart, for as the song says, “God will make a way.”

God sometimes moves mysteriously, but will provide what you need in miraculous ways. It’s not too late. God can make a way out of impossible situations.

Awhile back, one of my dear neighbors told me about a woman who was lost for more than two weeks in Hawaii’s 2,093-acre Makawao Forest Reserve. Parking her vehicle at the Maui reserve, she went for a short hike. Yet, she walked off without her wallet and phone. After a while, the woman became disoriented. Rather than hiking back to her car, confused, she began walking in the wrong direction.

The next day, the woman was reported missing. A crew set out to find her.

Deep in the forest, the woman was at a complete loss as to what to do. However, she able to stay hydrated by drinking the river water. Hiking further and further, she fell 20 feet off a cliff and became terribly injured. Later, the woman lost her shoes in a flash flood. The odds were against her survival. And, in the night darkness, she was reduced to crawling around on her hands and knees through the dense forest.

This woman could have become increasingly hopeless, thinking her days were finished. But she found the strength to persist. It may have been dark in her life for a while, though it wasn’t over.

Weeks later, the woman was miraculously spotted by a helicopter pilot. She was found alive and lived to tell about her ordeal.

When the reporters asked the woman how she survived, she responded, “There were times of total fear and loss and wanting to give up, and it did come down to life and death — and I had to choose,” the woman said. Ultimately, she said, “I chose to survive, and I chose life.”

So don’t walk around with doubt and fear in your heart. Despite what you have been through, you will overcome it and rise again. Today, choose life!

No matter what challenge you’re encountering, do not be afraid. Stand firm and go forward. While shopping with my daughter in a department store, I saw a wooden wall art plaque with the quote: “Don’t measure the size of the mountain, talk to the One who can move it.” Keep praying. You have come too far to back down and quit. Trust God, as He is the omnipotent One. “God will guide you continually” (Isaiah 58:11). So, “Don’t be anxious about anything” (Philippians 4:6), “God is your strength and power” (2 Samuel 22:33). For God promised to “repay two blessings for each of your troubles.” (Zechariah 9:12)

I read in the Bible in Acts 3, how Peter and John went to the Temple. There, a man who had been crippled all of his life was sitting by the gate begging for money from the people going into the Temple. The man saw Peter and John going into the Temple and asked them for money. But Peter said, “I don’t have any silver or gold, but I do have something else I can give you: By the power of Jesus Christ from Nazareth — stand up and walk!” Nothing happened. Then Peter took the man’s right hand and lifted him up. And as he did, immediately the man’s feet and ankles became strong.

He jumped up, stood on his feet, and began to walk. The man went into the Temple with Peter and John, walking and jumping, and praising God. And the people were amazed.

Today, as Peter helped to lift up the crippled man, I am here to help to lift you up. Savor life more completely. Appreciate all the good things around you. Help others. Give out love and compassion. Be comforted and reassured. Have faith in God and trust Him in all things.

“Faith does not operate in the realm of the possible. There is no glory for God in that which is humanly possible. Faith begins where man’s power ends.” — George Muller

A blessing is coming your way. You could be just a few days away from your miracle!

Email Catherine Galasso-Vigorito at cgv@anewyouworldwide.com. To order a copy of her new book, “The Open Window, 8 Weeks to Creating an Extraordinary Life,” visit www.anewyouworldwide.com or bookstores nationwide. Like me on Facebook!