“Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; Before they spring forth I tell you of them.” Isaiah 42:9
Those things you’ve been through, the hard things, the things you questioned and asked, “Why?” Yes those things! The sleepless nights, the sense of brokenness, loneliness and loss. Those are the ‘former’ things.
But did you notice He said, “they have come to pass,”? They are now in the past. That also means they were ordered, necessary, part of a plan that you had no clue was a set up to the new things God is declaring over you today.
And not only that, but BEFORE they happen, He will tell you of them. Did you read that? BEFORE they happen, He will tell YOU.
I say to you my wounded friend, those who have been carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders-LET IT GO! God created you for purpose-HIS!!! Surrender your load. Take off your old clothes and but on your new ones. His righteousness. His plan is to bless you, but you’re so focused on what you’ve lost that you can’t see that you’re standing right smack dab in the middle of the most wonderful things yet.
Father, give us new eyes! Let hope arise in the hearts of Your children as we begin to worship You today and praise you for the past, but rejoice in our future. You always had a plan, and even when we were too self absorbed to see it, it was there all the time. We love You Lord and give You the glory for this new road we’re on, because it leads to You. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.