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A New Thing

Anchor Devotional - 01.02.13


"See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland."

(ISAIAH 43:19)

Isaiah 43:15-21

Sometimes it’s hard to let go of the past and move forward. We want to grasp all the good things ahead of us without releasing what feels safe and familiar. Before long we’ll find ourselves in a place of moldy manna, clinging too tightly to what we perceive brings us comfort. When we willingly move on with Jesus, we aren’t losing what He has already given us. We’re building on it and embracing a greater understanding of Him and His ways.


With God, Israel moved out of the bondage in Egypt through desert trials into the land of promise. They often wished they could just forgo the adventure altogether and return to slavery. How life under such oppression could seem better than the future God planned baffles us. Yet is has a familiar ring to it.


Our prospects take on a whole new dimension when we hang on to the One who knows the way, provides all we need and keeps us safe. Rather than a plunge into the frightening unknown, our journey becomes an adventure with our strong, loving Father.

Scripture Focus

Isaiah 43:15-21

Insight

MY LORD KNOWS THE WAY THROUGH THE WILDERNESS.

(SIDNEY E. COX)

Read the Bible

  • Genesis 3-4
  • Psalm 2
  • Matthew 3-4