Text: Isaiah 43:19
I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.
God carefully chooses carefully how He delivers His messages. Not only is the content of priority, but the tone and atmosphere of the delivery and reception of the message are also important.
Let us take this discussion to a different level. He refreshes the memory of the people about what He did in the past, and specifically His way of delivery from the Egyptians. After a short while, He then asks them to forget about it. This was to make them focus on what He had already begun doing for them. And this was why. By paying close attention to His promise afterwards, as can be seen in the opening scripture, it would have been difficult to notice what He was doing. He reminded them of opening a way through the waters and making a dry path through the sea. He was going to make a pathway through the wilderness and create rivers in the wasteland. Can you see what I am seeing? He was trying to do something totally different from what He had done, but could be overlooked if attention was not paid to the details.
He made a path in the river and He was about to make rivers from the wastelands. Never expect God to do what He did in the way He did it to your current situation. He will deal differently with the Babylonians than He did to the Egyptians. He was in the business of delivering them from their captors but in a new style.
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