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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,

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. 


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  1. K. Terry November 5, 2020 at 3:20 am - Reply

    Praying for my children Anthony, Faith, Ivah and Nicholas to de delivered and set free out of their wilderness to be saved and filled with the precious gift of the Holy Ghost and doing the will of God.

    • Billy Taylor November 5, 2020 at 4:55 pm - Reply

      K – I am praying with you. – Billy

  2. TH November 5, 2020 at 5:20 am - Reply

    I pray as my child begins his educational journey he is met with kindness, I pray he can stay focused and complete tasks given. I pray he finds true friendships. I pray God watches over him and keeps him safe.

    • Billy Taylor November 5, 2020 at 4:56 pm - Reply

      TH – I’m praying with you. Don’t know if you have heard about Praying for Student, but it will give you 31 days of prayer suggestions. Go to to find out. (It’s free too!)

  3. Ron November 5, 2020 at 6:30 am - Reply

    I am a 60 yr. old man who has served the Lord since I was 9. I have been playing the drums and leading worship in my church for many years and recently we brought our sister church together with our church and many changes are being made. I knew for many years I knew how to lead and where to go in worship and what was expected of me to lead the worship music, now I seem lost and confused by the new service layout, lack of consistent flow of the service and uncertainty of where to go in the worship. I am struggling to continue to be the worship leader, but I know currently there is no one else to do it and playing and singing are my passion and ministry. Please pray for clarity of mind, peace and assurance of my abilities to lead our church in worship. Sometimes I just feel like I could bust out and cry, but I haven’t yet and don’t feel a release of the pressure that is mounting. Thank you!

    • Billy Taylor November 5, 2020 at 4:57 pm - Reply

      Hey Ron, I understand where you are. I was a worship leader for many years and I’m 63. I am praying God gives you clarity and a new annointing. – Billy

  4. Carl November 5, 2020 at 7:52 am - Reply

    Pray for my wife Kim, she is battling sickness.

    • Billy Taylor November 5, 2020 at 4:58 pm - Reply

      Carl – I am standing with you to pray for her. – Billy

  5. Omer Hughes November 5, 2020 at 9:05 am - Reply

    Please pray for my granddaughter Tyler. She just lost her job, and is sure down in the dumps ( so-to-speak). Needs job and brighter spirit.

    • Billy Taylor November 5, 2020 at 4:59 pm - Reply

      Omer – Praying for encouragement, and a new job. God will provide – Billy

  6. Tasha November 5, 2020 at 10:06 am - Reply

    Please pray for me and my Daughter’s healing going through some health issues. I know I am in the wilderness right now. But I also know there is nothing too hard for my Heavenly Father!

    • Billy Taylor November 5, 2020 at 5:00 pm - Reply

      Tasha = praying for you and your daughter. – Billy

  7. NNC November 5, 2020 at 11:57 am - Reply

    This country is facing a wilderness with all the uncertainty, division, strife and chaos – praying for peace, unity and a nation of people who love and honor the Lord through what they speak and how they live their lives….. in Jesus mighty and matchless name AMEN!

    • Billy Taylor November 5, 2020 at 4:59 pm - Reply

      NNC – we all need to be praying for this. We need a mighty touch from the Lord. – Billy

  8. Lakenya November 5, 2020 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    Pray for my health and strength mentally physically and emotionally please give me strength to focus on the goals I have started and let me achieve them. Strengthen my family and friends give us strong will to stick together. Pray for me to always go to God with whatever trouble o face I know that my God is more than a conqueror

    • Billy Taylor November 5, 2020 at 4:58 pm - Reply

      Praying for you. – Billy

  9. Carlene palmer November 5, 2020 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    Pray for jobs for my boys and for my sister who is mentally ill for well over 5O years now

    • Billy Taylor November 5, 2020 at 5:32 pm - Reply

      I am standing with you in prayer – Billy

  10. Ingrid November 7, 2020 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    My mom has a mental illness that is making it harder and harder for me to be there in the capacity I have over the past 11 years. I have 2 siblings that are not helpful in this situation and they are trying to bully me (because there’s really no other way to explain it) into continuing to take care of her. I want to step away from her and the situation but here is my struggle…… what will the Lord think of me? Will He forgive me for not continuing?

    • Billy Taylor November 12, 2020 at 8:23 pm - Reply

      The Lord knows your heart. If you have done your best, but can’t do it, trust the Lord to lead you. – Billy

  11. Sarah April 2, 2022 at 9:26 am - Reply

    Please pray for the wilderness I’m going through in terms of relationship. I’m waiting by the Red Sea I feel for God’s deliverance. Each day is a struggle emotionally.

    • Billy Taylor April 3, 2022 at 10:54 pm - Reply

      Sarah – I’m standing with you in prayer – Billy

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