God Will Make a Way
“For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway in the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland…Yes, I will make rivers in the dry wasteland so My chosen people can be refreshed.” Isaiah 43:19-20 NLT
Do you not see it?
Me either sometimes.
That’s why this promise is so important. We can’t always see or understand what God is doing. But this is a promise that we can absolutely hold on to when we are in the wilderness or in the dry wasteland experiences of this life.
The wilderness? Are you in there?
Are you my friend who is in the middle of a painful divorce?
Are you my friend whose teenager is struggling with addiction?
Are you my friend who is overwhelmed with a too-busy life?
The dry wasteland? Are you empty?
Are you the one who works and works and never feels complete?
Are you the one who gives and gives doesn’t get noticed?
Are you the one who prays and prays and hasn’t received an answer yet?
These places are not foreign to God. He knows the wilderness and he knows the wastelands. He knows exactly where we are, and He knows how to lead us through and lead us out. And He longs to refresh us.
And it won’t be the first (or the last) time. He reminds us in a few earlier verses of Isaiah 43 (16-18):
“I am the Lord, who opened a way through the waters, making a dry path through the sea. I called forth the mighty army of Egypt with all its chariots and horses. I drew them beneath the waves, and they drowned…
But forget all that–it is nothing compared to what I am going to do.”
So, we can look ahead: What is God up to? What could possibly be on the other side of this?
And we can look behind: How has God come through for me before? What answers, what blessings has God already given me?
Then, with a glimmer of hope, we can look ahead again, confident that our God will be faithful to his people. He will make a way!
Hold on to Jesus~Ask Him to meet you where you are. He will meet you in the wilderness or in the wasteland, and He can lead you out. He is doing something new, and it is going to be good. Trust Him to make a way even when you don’t see one yet.
Share your story!
I have lots of stories. There are so many things I would love to share with you about times that God made a way, refreshed my heart, or did something new when I wasn’t sure that He would.
But I want to hear yours.
It is beautiful–and fun!–when we can encourage and be encouraged by each other. God works in amazing, unique ways in each of our hearts and lives.
Will you be brave and share with us here your story of how God made a way for you?