Have you ever felt like you were in a dry wasteland?
I have been spending a lot of time lately in the Old Testament. I seem to be able to relate to these characters. They made mistakes. They doubted. They didn’t always see the bigger picture. They feared. And, they waited. For. A. Long. Time.
In our microwave, high speed society, we want instant messaged answers. It usually doesn’t work this way.
I am in the midst of a waiting season. In the waiting, a lot is happening. God is doing work in my life, but it’s hard, and it often doesn’t feel good.
I read this passage in Isaiah 43:19 NLT:
For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.
The thought that hit me after I read that passage is this…I am that dry wasteland!
God is working in my life. Through these seasons as I wait and trust Him to unfold my dreams, He is doing something new. It is already underway even on days when I feel exhausted, depleted, and defeated.
And another amazing revelation? He doesn’t need my help!!
Wow, the God who created the universe does not need my help. That has been so freeing.
So, wherever you are on the journey towards your dreams, know that God is already paving the way.
He has gone before you. He only needs your response of obedience.
Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.” Deuteronomy 31:8
God is with you. I have spent a lot of time in worry trying to figure out the next steps. He is already with me, and He’s with you.
Enjoy the new life springing forward in you!
He has already begun the good work in you.