Praise the Lord! The word of God tells us in Isaiah 43:19, "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." Happy New Year! What a wonderful way to begin the new year with the prophet Isaiah reminding us that our God is not only with us but is willing to do things that are unimaginable for us. The story from Isaiah reveals to us the Israelites who had been slaves in Egypt before the exodus and how they would cry to God and be delivered. Now a new exodus would take place with a new desert letting them know that what happened in the past cannot be compared to what God has in store for them in the future.
As we begin this new year , we have assurance from God that the wilderness, challenges and struggles that we faced in 2016 can be faced not just with our power but also with the power of God. This power can help us know more about God's love for us, His kindness for us and His plan of deliverance. What wilderness would you like to be delivered from in 2017? What challenge would you like to overcome in the new year? Whatever it is, know that you do not have to go it alone, but you can get help from God!
Peace & Blessings,