Happy Hump Day! We are halfway through another work week and God has been good. Hasn’t He?
I am back to complete our look at the verse from Monday. “I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19 NRSV
God not only says He is doing something new, but He promises something miraculous; something extraordinary.
A wilderness is synonymous with an uninhabitable place. A place of discomfort; a place you want to get out of. And God promises to make a way out of there.
What is your wilderness this morning?
Maybe you feel like you’ve been wandering aimlessly, not finding a way out of your situation.
Have you taken the matter to God? His timing is not ours, but His promises are sure.
His way is not ours, but His way is best.
No one enjoys a wilderness experience, but we can benefit from them.
We can build our resilience and our faith and confidence in our Father can grow.
Maybe God won’t lead us out of that wilderness just yet. I know we don’t want to hear this, but maybe there’s a lesson or two we must learn first.
Even if that is the case, we are not alone. Our Heavenly Father promises to make rivers in the midst of our wastelands.
This tells me that even in the most inhospitable, uncomfortable environments, we can flourish. God will provide life-sustaining water, allowing us to bloom despite our circumstances.
But only if we let Him.
Only if we submit to His will.
Only if we trust Him.
Today, you may be desperate to get out of your wilderness, and I can empathize.
But I want to encourage us to claim God’s promises and to hold on to His Word.
What He says He will do, He does.