“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
Life as we’ve known it with all its familiarity is a thing of the past. We talk about ‘when things get back to normal’ ….. or ‘when this is all over’. But maybe this is part of the ‘new thing’ we hear so much about. With new challenges comes new revelation. God always reveals a new aspect of His character by leading His people through difficult times. When Abraham was asked to do the impossible task of sacrificing his son ….. God showed Himself to be Jehovah Jireh, his Provider. When Israel was surrounded by their enemies with no way out ….. God showed Himself to be Jehovah Nisi ….. their banner. Many times God even allowed enemy nations to come and take Israel captive ….. but through those terrible times ….. He proved He was the only God and was able to deliver them. I’m wondering what new thing God is wanting to do ….. what aspect of His character He wants us to see ….. what new way has He prepared for us.