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.
Change is hard. For me, change is one of the scariest things in the world. I love the safety a routine can bring, and I like being able to predict what is going to come next. If you're anything like me, when God puts a prompting on our hearts to move in the direction of change, it tends to bring on anxiety, worry, and doubt. Though it's always nice to be in a season of rest and familiarity, it's important not to get too comfortable. When we do, we tend to miss things. We can miss callings and opportunities that God wants us to experience. Our eyes must be open and our hearts expectant for the changes God is bringing into our lives. God is the ultimate artist and He loves to create. He brings victories and new beginnings into each situation we welcome Him into.
Isaiah 43 is the perfect representation of God’s intimate involvement in every step we take. When He talks about a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert, it shows the promise of our Father. A promise that He will not only guide our steps, but also care for us along the way. As I was reflecting on this promise, my attention was turned to Jeremiah 29:11, which states,
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” How comforting is it to know we serve a God who makes a way for His people? Even when we move out of our comfort zones, God carefully guides our paths, paying special attention to our every detail.
As you go through your week, ask God what kind of change He wants to bring into your life. Be open to the new and exciting things God is wanting to reveal to you. Then, reflect on the peace of His promise…the promise of God's hand leading and guiding you in the changes of life.