“Forget the former things,
Do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not
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.