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 wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:18-19
Recently I heard this verse while I was listening to Beth Moore’s book Chasing Vines. It struck me, so much so that the first moment I had I put the verse in a note on my phone.
We talk so much about how God is the same and assume that means He will always do things the same way. Maybe it is more that His character remains the same but sometimes He is going to show Himself in new ways.
“This is what the Lord says— he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, who drew out the chariots and horses, the army and reinforcements together, and they lay there, never to rise again, extinguished, snuffed out like a wick: 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 wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:16-19 NIV
He told them exactly how He moved in the past and then said to forget them because this time instead of parting a sea He was going to create streams in the desert. Sometimes we want God to respond the same because then we know what to expect, however what we fail to see is that sometimes we need something different.
What do you need in this season? Are you expecting God to move and work the same as before? Are you looking for the new?