“Behold I am doing a new thing,” says in Isaiah 43:19
“What can it be?” is an inquiry many people around us are asking and seeking a response to. Many are carrying heavy burdens, not knowing where to find the strength they need to move on. Many still feel stuck with guilt and anxiety, and finding and releasing the inner power to overcome them remain elusive. Do you need help? Do you hope to end your suffering now and start a new day with renewed strength? Do you want to know what the future might look like? Do you have what it takes to move forward?
Our Scripture in Isaiah 43:19 portrays our God, who is doing a new thing. A “new thing” emerges from nothing. Miracles from misery. Possibilities from impossibilities. Freedom from captivity. Forgiveness from trespasses. Wholeness from brokenness. Life conquers death. New life brings a new vision and direction. Water overflowing in the wasteland. New road in the wilderness. Marginalized people are now set free and praising the Lord. God is still doing great things in us and the world.
Do you perceive it?
Imagine you are carrying a newborn baby, smiling at you as you carefully hold her in your arms. Does nursing a baby lift your spirit high? Just like anyone else, saying goodbye to a loved one who has transitioned to a new home in heaven was not easy and brought sorrow and pain to you and your family. Grieving, in this instance, is an expression of love. In mourning the death of a family member, do you remember the promise of eternal life and the gift of God’s abiding grace with you constantly? When you took the courage to settle your conflict with a friend that brought your friendship back with renewed mutual love and respect, does gaining reconciliation with a friend gives you unspeakable joy? Do you genuinely believe that you can trust everything in God?
What if we ask the Lord, our God, to open our eyes to see God’s wonderful works in us and the world? What if we let the Spirit Divine give us the courage, strength, and faith in God to see and follow God’s will in our daily walk as Christ’s disciples? If we do this, we can be God’s people for the world. With God’s help, we can do new and great things for God’s glory!
Open my eyes that I may see
Glimpses of truth Thou hast for me;
Place in my hands the wonderful key
That shall unclasp and set me free.
Silently now I wait for Thee,
Ready, my God, Thy will to see;
Open my eyes, illumine me, Spirit Divine!