Isaiah 43:16-19 MSG
“This is what God says, the God who builds a road right through the ocean, who carves a path through pounding waves, The God who summons horses and chariots and armies— they lie down and then can’t get up; they’re snuffed out like so many candles: “Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it?
There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands.”
I’m hesitant to change.
I have my routine down pat, and when life throws me an unexpected curveball I tend to withdraw from reality, and dream of how things use to be. You can only imagine the rollercoaster of emotions I have faced this last year being in a pandemic. I know I’m not alone in being afraid of change, so perhaps you are nodding your head in understanding right now.
Change isn’t always a bad thing though, sometimes it’s actually quite necessary. We as humans tend to get a little “stuck in our ways” from time to time, and we need a little nudge to get moving in the right direction again. I’ve learned through the years that God is excellent at making a way where there is literally no way.
We are commanded to forget about what has happened in the past, and to be alert and present, so that we don’t miss out on the new thing He is doing. If we are constantly looking over our shoulder, we are going to miss out on new opportunities, and seasons of refreshing and miracles.
We must pray and ask God to give us eyes that can see what is happening all around us, even when it seems like things are falling apart. He is always working, can’t you see it? It’s bursting, new life is flowing your way today. Lift your eyes up to see all that He is doing!
God, please give me the spiritual vision I need to see all the miracles that are around me. I believe that You are creating rivers in my desert, and working all things out for my good today.