Have you ever been lost in a wilderness? Or stranded in a desert with nothing to drink? I can’t say that I have ever been in those situations but simply thinking about either one of them causes some panic to rise in me. But what about a life circumstance where you felt you had no way out and was hoping for a shimmer of light or a trial that you were caught in for so long that you begged for even a simple drop of relief.
I can definitely relate to that – actually both of those scenarios and I am sure you can as well! And for some, you very possibly could be experiencing this right now. Maybe it’s a financial crisis, a broken relationship, a health scare, a child leaving for college, a death, a wayward child, or any other number of trials that life throws at us. Whatever the situation is, when we are in the midst of them, we often feel lost, unsure, hopeless, parched, scared and alone. I know because I have been there…on more than one occasion.
But my friend, we do NOT have to feel this way…ever!
Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters.....,“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing 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 43:16, 18-19
God is reminding His people of HIS faithfulness and this word is for you & I today!
He’s telling us to stop looking back – stop looking at the situation. If we are looking back, then we are going to miss what He is about to do. Our God is about to do something new . He is about to make a way right in the middle of your wilderness and a river in your desert.
Do you see that? He does not say “I am going to take you to a path that is already there so you can get out or to a river that’s already in the desert (then it wouldn’t be a desert).” NO! He says He is going to MAKE a way and MAKE a river. That means there is NOT one there and He has to make it. HE is about to do something NEW! He makes a way where there is no way. He provides water where there is none.
He wants to do something so out of the ordinary in our lives, that the only explanation that can be said, is “Only God!”
I don’t know what you are going through or what you are facing right now but I know One who does. I have wandered in the wilderness and searched for relief in the desert. And you know what? My God, my Jesus, my Abba Daddy – rescued and provided for me EVERY.SINGLE.TIME. He provided a way out and gave me a refreshing river exactly when I needed it the most! And He will do it again and again and again.
Let Him provide the way for you.
In HIS Love, Tonya