God is doing a new thing!

Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
 ©

“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 (NIV))

God is the same yesterday, today and forever. People and times change.

When God does a new thing, it is taking his steadfast, unchanging ways and presenting them in a way that people will understand. God is good all the time. It is people who fall short of “good.”

With the new year now upon us, we must not get stuck in the old routine of saying “That is not how we used to do it!” God told us through Isaiah that He is doing a new thing. Are we to criticize God because it is not the way He used to do it? Remember that even if God does do a new thing, it will not contradict what He has done in the past.

Always test against Scripture to make sure that it is from God.

Happy New Year!

Copyright 1998 – 2012 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
http://www.dailylivingministries.org
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