“Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
19 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.
I shared this text with my younger brother about how I just loved the jam-packed messages you can pull from these two verses. You can imagine that God is telling you that the blessings coming are nothing compared to what you will have one he REALLY starts moving. We at times get to a comfortable state and feel like we are satisfied but forget that God is calling us for GREATER. We are better than average, we are better than the right now. We are meant for all that Our Father can hold. And let’s not forget he holds it ALL.
Stating, “Forget the former things,” can also mean to stop looking behind us as we so often find ourselves doing. It’s doing nothing but wasting our time. Whatever is in the past needs to stay there. We can’t dwell on mistakes we’ve made because God has made us NEW. Our mistakes happened when we were not children of God, before we recognized we were chosen people.All mistakes were made and we burdened ourselves with guilt all before knowing that God is a forgiving God and before we learned that he can make our spirits pure.
To speak on verse 19- Not only creating new spirits in us, God has the power to make a path through the wilderness and add water to places that once were dry. We were all in a place of wilderness before becoming saved. We were all lost, confused, and under the world’s captivity. BUT GOD!! HE had a greater plan. He made our crooked path straight. He picked up the branches and leaves that fell to make us lose our way. And when our spirits began to die of thirst, when our souls became dehydrated, what did he do, and what will he always do? Our answer is found in verse 19: “I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.”
Look forward, open up & let God bring water to your dry places. -Patricia-