He is Doing a New Thing (Sept 24)

September 24

He Is Doing A New Thing

Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalms 106:13-23 | Isaiah 43:14 – 45:10 | Ephesians 3:1-21 | Proverbs 24:1-2

Today’s Scripture Focus: Isaiah 43-45

“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert” (Isaiah 43:19 NIV).

Your situation is never hopeless with God. He is the God of new things.When there seems to be no hope, he opens a new opportunity.

He is the God who makes a way in the wilderness. In the wilderness you are tried and tested. You may feel alone and desperate. It may seem like you’ll be stuck in the wilderness forever. But God will not leave you there forever. When the time is right, he will make a way.

He is the God who is able to make a river spring up in the middle of a desert. Feeling dry and thirsty? In a moment, he can form a river in the most unlikely place.

He cares for you even in the desert–even in the wilderness. His purpose in all this is that you will sing him songs of praise. “For I give water in the wilderness, rivers in the desert, to give drink to my chosen people, the people whom I formed for myself that might declare my praise.”

Maybe you have been waiting for the rain and the thirst is nearly unbearable. Hear his words to you: “Fear not, for I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground.” He hasn’t forgotten about you. The rains will come. He is about to do a new thing. Look for it.

Heavenly Father, open my eyes to all you are doing. When things seem stale, and I seem stuck, I look for you to do something new. When I am desperate and trapped, I need you to do something new. So God, work in my life in a fresh way today that I might drink from the springs of your goodness and that praise might spring up from within me. Amen.

About pastorjeffsneighborhood

Born and raised in Minnesota, I have served in churches in Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon and California. I am a graduate of Crown College (MN) and George Fox Evangelical Seminary (OR). I have also done additional graduate studies in New Testament Studies at the Center for Advanced Theological Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary (CA). I am also a graduate of the College of Prayer. Having served as the Academic Dean and Program Director at Horizon Institute of Los Angeles for several years, I have returned to the pastorate and serve as Pastor of Big Trees Community Bible Church in Arnold, CA.
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