New Things


Chaenomeles japonica, originally uploaded by duopastorale.

Stop dwelling on past events
and brooding over days gone by.
I am about to do something new;
this moment it will unfold.
Can you not perceive it?
Even through the wilderness I shall make a way,
and paths in the barren desert.....
for I shall provide water in the wilderness
and rivers in the barren desert.....
Isaiah 43:18-21

Even through the wilderness and desert, God makes a way. Through times of difficulty, heartache, dryness and nothingness, God is making a way for us. Change can be difficult. Things that have been dear to us for many years can suddenly be taken away and we feel lost. We feel that nobody understands. Things will never be the same. We keep looking back to those glory days when things were just perfect. God understands, and more than that, He is with us in it, making a new things, different things, better things. God is making a way.

Comments

Britt-Arnhild said…
And He carries us if we can't make our steps ourselves.......
imac said…
Great photo and post Mike.
pop over to see my ice age.
Hello - i look at your blog daily -today it really hit the nail on the head for me please visit my blog-http://www.daughterofannie.blogspot.com - I am in need of prayer and your post today really spoke to me.

thanks....
Wanda said…
I love it when God does something new in my life...or gives me a new insight from a scripture I've read over and over.

And your picture...is something new...having seen flowers like that for months and months.

BTW I'm the one on the left!!!!
((smile))
Andrea said…
Wonderful post and the picture....spring is soon to be here in Georgia. I will be glad to be able to share some of the blooming flowers around here.
dot said…
Great post Mike. My daily reading is in Isiah at present and it's really a challenge.
dot said…
Maybe when I'm through I'll at least learn to spell it correctly! lol
That picture is beautiful! Makes me feel warm. :)
So important we live each day as He gives them to us. I'm grateful to Him that He has taught me to do that.
Susan
Angie said…
So encouraging! Thank you.

Singing...
God will make a way
when it seems there is no way
He looks at things we cannot see
He will make a way for me
We are on the same page, Mike- so to speak.
Do you know any French? Stop by and see what I wrote about today!
inspired said…
Like it a lot :]
Gudl said…
Yes! I needed to hear that!!
Very nice flowers....I LONG for spring!
ChrisJ said…
Beautiful comment and beautiful thought. Been going through some
difficult days recently and God is working it all out.
Liz said…
What beautiful photos you have to on this page to accompany wonderful words.
Paulie said…
Yep! He's always there. Sometimes, we need a new reminder tho. Sometimes that reminder comes thru people like you. Blessings!

BTW, somedays when I check on here you haven't made a new post and then later I find it and comment like I did today below. Guess it's because of the time difference. . .
Sidharth said…
Thank you so much Mike, I'm moved with tears to read this message.

Sid

PS: Do change our ministry link from TWJ Ministries to Imrah Ministries or simply " iM "
granmal said…
The picture is beautiful and your words of wisdom are always uplifting.
GrandmaK said…
Isaiah has been a companion of late. He reveals the coming of the Savior with such eloquence. He touches the heart and soul. The gift of Holy Scripture! Cathy
Marie said…
I really needed these words today. Thank you for reminding me.
Lilli & Nevada said…
Those are beautiful words and a pretty photo
Sandy Carlson said…
So beautifully done, Mike. As usual. You're an inspiration. God bless!
zakscloset said…
that is so true. i always look back and think those were good days. but then i know when i will look back today i will probably think the same even though i feel like today wasn't so great. nice picture by the way, i grew up with those in japan! reminds me of home :^)
KOSTAS said…
Marvellous post.
Splendid your photograph (Chaenomeles japonica)!