The same God who made a way in the waters... will make a way in the wilderness. (Isaiah 43:15-19)
The most well-known story in the Old Testament is arguably the one of Moses and the parting of the Red Sea. This memorable moment took place at the heels of 10 plagues that hit Egypt when Pharaoh kept refusing to let the Israelites go. God’s people had just been set free, journeyed out of Egypt, and then hit a wall. More specifically, a sea. The Red Sea stretched between them and freedom.
And God parted it. He made a way through the sea and the Israelites walked through on dry land.
A Way Through the Wilderness
God is still making a way today. Not just through the sea, but through the wilderness. This is the message God speaks through the prophet Isaiah, when He reminds His people of this important part of their history, and then promises He will continue to make a way. The same God who made a way through the waters will make a way in the wilderness.
Maybe this is the assurance you need today. Perhaps you feel like you’re on a never-ending journey through the current season of your life.
- Does the wilderness stretch before you as far as your eyes can see?
- Do you feel your heart filled with a longing, a hunger, a thirst for something beyond this wilderness that surrounds you?
Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance of the Lord! He performed great miracles in ages past, and He is still in the business of changing tides and seasons to accomplish His perfect plan.
It might seem cliché to say, “Keep your eyes on Jesus,” but I encourage you to seek the presence of your Savior. Lean onto Him. Ask Him to help you see the purpose within this wilderness season you’re in. Ask Him to give you strength as you trust Him to lead and guide you through this journey.
Our Savior is Doing a New Thing
Brothers and sisters, believe that God is doing a new thing! Your best is not behind you; it is ahead. Believe that God is able! He will not leave you, nor forsake you. You don’t have to know “HOW” He will carry you through, if you know “WHO” will accomplish this: Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever.