Daily Insight for December 17, 2018
“I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19 (c).
If the Lord in heaven is not a begin again God, then I would not reach out to you through teachbible.org. If I can begin again, you can begin again too. Bible is full of people who began again. Be it Adam, Moses, David, Job, and the list goes on. Our loving God is the God who allows you to begin again and again and again. Do you like to begin brand new again? What is that stops you from begin again? Made bad choices in the past? Reaping consequences? Lost your career? In debt? Face with health issues? Did spouse walk away? Children turned against you? Friends cheated you?
Beloved, God of the Bible says, “I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” This promise is not from any human beings. You heard it from the LORD in heaven. The King of kings and the Lord of lords. It means the living God in heaven says he makes impossible possible for you. I want you to leave your doubts and worries and embrace and claim God’s promise today. Bible says our today’s Bible Insight in Isaiah 43 to a discouraged, depressed and hopeless people. They did not have any hope for the future. They made their own grave by their disobedience and rebelliousness to the loving God. They turned their back to God and forsook God. So as a result, He sent them to exile in Babylon to reap the consequences of their sins. Psalms 137 describes their plight. “By the rivers of Babylon,
we sat and wept
when we thought of Zion, our home, so far away.
On the branches of the willow trees,
we hung our harps and hid our hearts from the enemy.
And the men that surrounded us
made demands that we clap our hands and sing—
Songs of joy from days gone by,
songs from Zion, our home.
Such cruel men taunted us—haunted our memories.
How could we sing a song about the Eternal
in a land so foreign, while still tormented, brokenhearted, homesick?
Please don’t make us sing this song.” (Vs 1-4) The Voice translation.
However, in the midst of hopelessness, God says do not brood over the past. Do not spend your time on something you cannot change now. What is done is done. However, God says, move with my plan now. I am doing a new thing in your life. The new growth has already sprouted in you, can’t you see? God wants to move in and make a way in your wilderness and rivers in the desert for you. He knocks at the door promising a blessed future again. You see, our God is loving and compassionate. When we turn to him in repentance and confess our sins, He gives second, third and fourth chances. If this were not true, none of us would remain in fellowship with Him today.
God says in Romans 8:28 He can cause all things to work together for good in your life. Whatever happened He says He can cause all those things to work together for good at the end. Aren’t you excited about God’s beautiful and wonderful plan? When we come to Jesus Christ, His son and the savior of the whole world, Bible promises you to become a brand new creation by God’s divine grace and power. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Beloved, Got a moment for today’s prayer? “Father in heaven, I come to you with a heavy and broken heart. My only hope is in you Lord. Please remember me. You promised you will make way for me in my wilderness and rivers in my desert. Please do this for me, Lord. I am sorry for my sins, bad choices, and mistakes. I believe Jesus Christ, your Son, died for my sins and rose again to forgive me and grant me eternal life. I accept Him as my savior and Lord. In the name of Christ, I pray. Amen.