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Thursday, January 7, 2016

God’s New Thing for Us

“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 desert
And streams in the wasteland.”
                      Isaiah 43: 18-19 (NIV)                                                 

Have you ever wondered about what God has in store for you? I have a friend who told me she never liked asking God about her future. Her reason was she might not like what could be there for her. I understand her viewpoint.

               Today’s focus verses speak of God doing a NEW thing for those who love Him. He tells the people of that time and us through Isaiah not to dwell on past hurts. As human beings, we have a tendency to keep past things fresh on our minds. God tells us NOT to do that. I had a friend whose husband-at that time-often wondered why things past could not stay there. One day it became clear to me that he always brought up his past. The things he had done and the attitude he had never really were far from his conscious mind. I feel sorry for those who cannot let go of certain events in their backgrounds.            
               What new thing will God do for His children in 2016? I am not sure but I am excited as I watch and wait for God to perform His deeds.    God asks His audience if they perceive what He is going to do. I believe that His children will know when God performs His deeds but only if those children live close to Him and are watchful.


  1. This scripture is among my favorites. So glad you shared it, for I needed the reminder today. :) So glad you are back and doing well! You were missed.

  2. Karen: A friend of mine introduced me to that scripture when she led a small group of women at our church. I have to practice following the advice in the beginning of the passage.

  3. Hi Karen! I am reminded recently that I do a lot of thinking about mistakes in the past, and I allow it to get me down. I don't think Jesus wants that for me any more than I want it for myself. Forgiven is forgiven. Time to move on!
    Have a blessed weekend, and I look forward to reading about what 'new thing' God will place before you!

    1. Ceil:
      After we come to know the Lord we all have to go through a learning process to learn to trust Him and to live for Him.

  4. We know that God has only good things in store for those who love Him...even though we may not always understand those things and wonder at their "goodness"...but He has promised us that He will always work all those things together for our good (Romans 8:28), so we cannot lose. Praying that 2016 will be a year of joy and blessing and good health for you and yours.

    1. Yes, we do know that. God allowed me to make some new friends while I received my therapy. That is a plus for me.

  5. Hi there. Had not seen any comments on my blog lately and realized I had not been very faithful to read yours. Hope you are doing well. New Years Blessings to you.


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