Did 2016 feel like a “dry wasteland” to you?
Did your wasteland look like several seasons of illness, or a family conflict, or the loss of someone you love?
Did your wasteland look like a broken friendship or a failing marriage?
Maybe you struggled with unemployment, or a general lack of direction and relentless feelings of aimlessness…
Do you believe God can create “rivers” in the midst of such dryness?
Do you believe God offers hope for the future… or is life just something to push through?
If you’re struggling to “cast a vision” for the new year, why not take some time today, with no distractions, to surrender 2017 to your loving Father?
Pull up a seat, a hammock, or a cushion, and let it all out with God. Pray and weep and rejoice, and praise the one who doesn’t promise a perfect life – but who can do “a new thing” in the midst of your circumstances.
Bow down to the one who can make a way in the wilderness, and who has already made a way through Jesus.
Be honest with him. Ask the impossible of him. And trust him to handle your future.
“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
– Isaiah 43:19 NIV