New is my word for the year.

I found it in the words of the Lord in Isaiah where He promises,

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 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 43:18-19

When you look out on the desert with its foliage and sand dunes everywhere, the dryness and heat make you wonder how in the world there can be newness on the horizon. And then you look up. Especially at the end of a long day. And you see the sun paint beauty and color in all the sky. And there is hope for something beyond your own thoughts and resources.

God’s promises will give you the hope of something new, something unanticipated from God whenever you need it.

And one of the very best promises for new in your life comes from God Himself in Revelation 21:4-5. It’s the promise of newness that will last forever. “There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then He said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

Oh, we need some words that are trustworthy and true today. And you can count on God’s promises to be exactly that for you – something true and something trustworthy. He will one day very soon make everything new! For the times in your life when you just can’t see anything beyond the desert wasteland, look past it to the Son of God, who will shine the light of His eternal promises into every dry place of your heart.

You will find a certain hope to hang on to that will carry you on in your journey until you reach that moment when everything is made new!

♥ Blessings and Grace to You!


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  • Date Created: 07/28/13
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