“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 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: 18-19 (NIV)
I notice the house right away as I drive by. It is hard not to notice a yard that’s filled with a wide gamut of clutter. Car parts, tools, furniture, toys, and even trash litter the untidy yard. From what I see in my brief investigation of the front porch, the house isn’t in much better shape. However, amidst all the mess, I notice a small handmade sign staked in the yard that reads “God makes a way.” In the depth of all this clutter and disarray, I completely focus on this one item, the sign.
My heart is touched as I think about what the words on the sign truly mean. My life often gets jumbled with a hectic schedule, relationship demands, my to-do list, and even sin. However, God makes a way for me and directs my steps. The Lord tells us in Isaiah, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 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.” These scriptures are a reminder to not dwell on things and circumstances of our past. Also, have faith God will help us make it through the everyday mundane tasks as well as the huge trials of life. Sometimes we neglect gaining focus on what needs to be eliminated from of our lives because the jumbled chaos is just too overwhelming. We lose our compass for direction and wonder where we should go from here? Find comfort in knowing that no matter how hopeless your situation seems, God is there to create for you a path of guidance through the mess. Pray for renewed trust in God to navigate through your cluttered life and help you find refuge in His love and direction. Keep your mind’s eye focused on the yard sign that reads
“God makes a way.”