New Way — January 16, 2014 (Thursday)

Today’s Verses:

Isaiah 43:19

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.

The wild animals honor me,
the jackals and the owls
because I provide water in the desert
and streams in the wasteland,
to give drink to my people, my chosen,
the people I formed for myself
that they may proclaim my praise.

In this passage, the word “new” in Hebrew is “chadash,” which means repair, renew, or restore, and refers to something never before done.

Today’s Questions:

What is the new thing God says he is doing?

Have you been through a season of life that you might describe as a desert or a wasteland? When? What was happening?

As you look back on that season, can you identify a way that was made that led you out of the situation or experience?

Are you in what feels like the desert or a wasteland now? What is your prayer? What is your expectation about finding your way out?

Today’s Prayer:

Oh, Lord, there are days I feel totally hopeless and directionless, like I have lost my way. I don’t know what happens but I wander off and the next thing I know, I can’t find the path back. Father, help me to stay on course. Bring to mind your promises of restoration and repair. Redeem my waywardness and destructive choices. Remind me of the things that pull me away from you and divert my attention from your purposes so that I choose the way you have set before me that leads to life, truth, and wholeness. Remind me, Lord, of the way, the truth, and the life.

Go A Little Deeper:

Review Jesus’ words in John 14:5-7 about “the way” God made for us.

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