Are you ready to get somewhere new in life?
BEHOLD I do a New thing! That was the declarative word spoken by God to His people in Isaiah 43. He spoke a faith-path out of their seventy-year captivity into liberation and redemption. God was calling His people out from the old and into the new. He was calling things that were not as though they had already happened. As far as God was concerned, it was already a done deal.
Now I’ve come to realise that although people say they want things to be new, they are very reluctant to let go of the old, the comfortable, the ways and things that fit how they want to act and who they want to be.
To step into the new means we have to learn that what we see in the natural is not always an indication of what’s happening in the supernatural.
To believe for the supernatural while you’re struggling in the natural might seem overwhelming when you consider your present circumstances, but take courage – the Bible declares that God has made, and can make and will make a way, carve a road to lead you and He has positioned rivers of provision to refresh you. God will make a way!
Throughout Scripture, we are given truths and promises of God’s ability to supersede the difficulty of life’s circumstances and perform the impossible on our behalf. And, specifically in Isaiah 43, we’re given an incredible passage to build our faith on…
“I am the LORD, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King.” Thus says the LORD, who makes a way in the sea and a path through the mighty waters …
“Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert” (verses 15-16, 18-19, NKJV)
Notice the word behold. I love this word because it means to “stand in awe and be amazed.” And the Bible is filled with beholds.
From the parting of the Red Sea, to the destruction of the walls of Jericho, to the raising of Lazarus, to the resurrection of Jesus – we are given the opportunity over and over again to behold the goodness, the majesty, the love and the power of our God.
Because of this, and the fact that God is true to His Word and He will be true to it in your life, the question of life becomes not, “Can God do it?” but instead, “What are you beholding?”
Do you believe God’s Word? Do you expect Him to move? What dreams and desires, hopes and miracles, prayers and petitions has He placed in your heart today?