A New Thing

By January 23, 2018Uncategorized

“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

One of the biggest obstacles to allowing God to do a new thing in our life is that we often fail to “Forget the former things.” Instead we tend to “Dwell on the past.”

It’s almost as if God has something new for us in his hands but our hands are too full to receive it. Maybe our hands are full of past hurts that won’t heal, regrets that we can’t shake, or disappointments that we haven’t coped with. It could be a relationship that isn’t healthy, a job that takes too much of our time, or even a dream that we came up with on our own. One reason it might seem difficult to leave the past in the past is because we are afraid that whatever it is we are giving up will be wasted if we do. Time, energy, emotions, resources spent on something that God is asking us to give up. That isn’t easy. We want to know that it counted for something. The good news is that we can trust that it wasn’t for nothing. The bible says in Romans 8:28, “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose.” We know. We can be assured, that He works out everything, not just some things, for our good.

What do you need to let go of during this season so that God can do a new thing in your life?

Adam Lott
Missionary to Thailand