Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. (Isa 43:19)
The Lord answers our prayers in often the simplest ways - as simple as the photo that accompanies today's post. When we cry out to Him pleading for His mercy and justice, He makes a way in the wilderness. "Come to Me" He says - "I have made a way". In my own daily reading, yesterday's was a simple teaching...love your enemies...
Todd Outcalt of Indiana wrote "And I know many people who have been greatly harmed in body or spirit by the actions of others." Our actions and our words can hurt whether we realize it or not. We are not exempt from being hurt. You can say something one way and people will interpret it another, and tend to assume (yes, I used that word) that your disposition is abrupt or sarcastic. People process things in a manner that is consistent with their own personality constraints. God's words are clear and to the point. He tells us, without any hesitation or misconception, that we are loved, we are new!
He has brought us through the wilderness, He has provided us with nourishment and we drink the cup of everlasting life through Jesus! He knows our heart! He knows the love we have for one another. He understands what it is to be misunderstood. We face nothing in this life that Jesus did not face. Our Savior endured the same sufferings, criticisms, torments and tortures of this world and says to us "Come to Me - I have made a way".
Do not be discouraged. Lift your eyes to the heavens and tell it to the Lord! He hears your heartache! He will comfort you and make you whole again. Stand strong on the foundation He has laid - stand firm on your beliefs; stand firm on His promises!