Forget The Former Things; Do Not Dwell In The Past
- By A B
- Published 11/21/2006
I had an awesome weekend, the kind of awesome that happens when God's around. i spent it in prayer and discussion, and i'm feeling so much better.
But now, this is what the Lord says- he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour; Since you are precious and honoured in my sight, and because I love you, Do not be afraid, for I am with you
"You are my witness," declares the Lord, "and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am He. I , even I, am the Lord, and apart from me there is no saviour.
I have revealed and saved and proclaimed- I, and not some foreign god among you. "You are my witnesses" declares the Lord, "that I am God".
This is what the Lord says- he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, who drew out the chariots and horses, the army and reinforcements together, and they lay there, never to rise again, extinguished, snuffed out like a wick:
"Forget the former things; do not dwell in 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 desert and streams in the wasteland. I provide water in the desert and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen, the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise."
(selections from Isaiah 43)
Tthere was a moment, just a second when i doubted God, and since then i can't explain the emotions i went through, i tried in my last post, but reading it again i realized i came nowhere close to saying what i felt.
but even in that moment when i doubted God, when i thought "how will He get me through this?", He still loves me and He still keeps His plans for me, and still He offers me the world.
To God, whom i love, because He first loved me.