Scriptures: Isaiah 43:18-19
God is ready to do something new: "Behold, I will do a new thing." He wants to provide a "way in the wilderness," a passage in uncharted territory. He will provide "rivers in the desert," provisions in unexpected places.
God wants you to have true happiness. Mankind needs three things for happiness: something to do, someone to love, and something to look forward to. God provides us with all three: a cause to believe in, a love that produces comfort and His soon coming!
This is a time of renewed vision: "remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old." The New Living Translation says it this way: "But forget all that-it is nothing compared to what I am going to do."
Ask yourself the questions: do you have more memories than dreams? When we spend too much time looking in the rear view mirror we will stop moving forward. This is a time for great dreams: we must crave "what can be." Setbacks are God's springboards. Obstacles are God's opportunities. Barriers are God's doors to blessings.
Are you ready for God to do something new? If you want to be defeated then look back. If you want to be distracted then look around. If you want to be dismayed then look ahead. But if you want to be delivered- LOOK UP! If you want to be happy then believe, love and look for Jesus.
Jesus will take us through our uncharted territory and provide provisions in places we never expected.