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November 5, 2020

Today’s Promise

God Makes a Road in the Wilderness

Isaiah 43:18

Behold, I will do something new. Now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.


The Infinitely Creative God

I love this promise because it begins by reminding me that God is always doing something new. The God you serve is the infinitely creative God. Every sunrise is a reminder that God is doing something new.

He is doing something new in your life, and in the world around you. He is building and expanding His kingdom throughout the world.

Too often, we focus on the past and miss the new thing God is doing right now. You have to keep your spiritual eyes open to see His new work.

The Wilderness

Sometimes God does His new work while we walk through a wilderness experience. Life is hard, and it can sometime take you through the desert. When you face dry and uncertain times, keep your eyes open for the new work God is doing.

Often, God does His best work on the backside of the wilderness.

When you are in the wilderness, you aren’t sure what tomorrow will bring. Will things get worse or better? Will I even survive? Fear and worry team up to sneak up behind you and bring about doubt, distress, and confusion. They whisper, “What will happen if?”

The Roadway

When you face the desert of your days, remember God makes a road in the wilderness. Don’t go off in any direction, hoping to find a way out. Look for the road God is providing. He will bring you through. Listen for His voice and stay close to Him.

When you are in the wilderness, life’s lush joys are replaced by the endless sand, sun, and barren loneliness. The joy of the Lord becomes a remote memory. 

The River

In the wilderness, God promises life-giving water. When water comes to the desert, life springs forth. A small pool of water is surrounded by green grass, trees, and vegetation. It becomes an oasis in the middle of a barren wasteland. 

God promises more than an oasis. He promises a river. In the middle of your desert journey, God is bringing a flowing river of life. Jesus promised that those who believed in Him would have rivers of living water gushing forth from their inner being.

Beside the wilderness roadway, God gives you a flowing river of His presence. He will be your guide, sustenance, and refreshment.

Look at that promise again.

Behold, I will do something new. Now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert. – Isaiah 43:18

Make these confessions.

  • I will not dwell on the past but look forward to what God will do today.
  • I am keeping my eyes open to the new thing God is doing.
  • When I face uncertain times, God will show me the path to follow.
  • When the world dries up around me, God will bring rivers of refreshment and provision.

In Jesus name,
Amen

When you face the wilderness of uncertainly, God will make a road in the wilderness.
When life becomes a dry desert, He will refresh you with His presence.

If you are facing the wilderness today, post a prayer request in the comment section. Let us stand with you in prayer.