Memory Monday – Week 77
Isaiah writes prophetically to the Israelites in Isaiah 43:18-19, which says “But the Lord says, “Do not cling to events of the past or dwell on what happened long ago. Watch for the new thing I am going to do. It is happening already—you can see it now! I will make a road through the wilderness and give you streams of water there.”
While it’s good to reflect on the faithfulness of God, this verse tells us it is bad to dwell on the struggles and defeat of our past. It seems so easy to get stuck in a rut or dwell on the past, but we are to look forward and press on. If we stay stuck in our ways, we might prevent something new from happening. Do not miss what God has for you because of your own neglect for what He wants to do in you.
Everyones past might look different so it doesn’t help to dwell on yours or compare yours to others. As 2015 approaches, I’m going to press forward with believing for new pregnancy and new birth. It won’t get me anywhere to dwell on the fact that it hasn’t happened yet, so I’m going to continue believing that God is going to bless us and make a way through the desert and through the streams, despite how hard or impossible it might seem.
What promises has God made to you? Instead of worrying about your past or the details of your future, press forward and believe the Lord will fulfill what He has spoken. It might not be how you wanted or expected, but He will make a way through the wilderness to create something new.
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