I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.
–Isaiah 43:19 NIV
Most people don’t think of themselves as living or having lived in either a desert or a wasteland, but you could be there now. The desert is a time and a place where it’s easy to lose your way and where it’s easy to lose sight of the things you are supposed to be doing.
The wasteland is a time and place that drags you down, burdens you, causes you to lose heart, and wearies you to the core. Have you ever been there?
If you are wandering through the desert, do not lose heart. Help is on the way! If you are thirsty and worn down in the wasteland, do not lose hope! Help is here!
Jesus promised that while you may go through desert and wasteland times, you should not to give up because He came to overcome those places and to take you to new heights! He says, “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?” (Isaiah 43:19).
God wants to open your eyes to the new things He has in store for you. He’s already begun to prepare you. Now He’s calling on you to open your eyes to them. Look for them, see them, and live them.
Ask Holy Spirit to help you recognize when you are heading into a desert or wasteland.
Thank God for opening your eyes to all the new things He is doing in your life.