Isa.43:19 – Behold, I am going to do something new,
Now it will spring up;
Will you not be aware of it?
I will even make a roadway in the wilderness,
Rivers in the desert.

The Lord is not limited to doing things He has only done in the past. It is easy, and quite common, to be stuck in yesterday as far as the works of God are concerned. We believe in all that Jesus did in days long past, but if we are honest with ourselves we think and act as if He is not working in the same way in our lives today. The Jewish people remembered well what the Lord did at the Red Sea so many years before, but now? The Lord was promising through this prophetic word that something new was about to happen in their day as they faced the dilemma of being slaves in a foreign land. Here is how Matthew Henry describes this.

“He promises not only to rescue them from Babylon but also to lead them safely and comfortably to their own land: I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert, for it seems that the way from Babylon to Canaan, as well as from Egypt, lay through a desert; while the returning captives passed through it, God would provide for them, so that their camp would be both well supplied and under good leadership. The same power that made a way in the sea can also make a way in the wilderness and will force its passage through the greatest difficulties. And the One who made dry land in the waters can also produce water in the driest land, in such abundance as to give drink not only to his people, his chosen, but also to the wild animals, the dragons (jackals) and the owls, which are therefore said to honor God for it.”

So what kind of challenges are you facing today? Maybe it is wayward children or some challenges with your career. Or maybe you have health problems or even a marriage that seems to be coming off of the rails. This promise is for you today; the Lord is going to do something new, sudden and unprecedented in your life. Look to Him, take your eyes off of your circumstances. Just as the Lord said to Moses standing at the Red Sea, “Stand still and see the salvation of your God”.


  1. Amen 🙏🏽 Standing still keeps one balanced. No flying off the handle, no leaning to the right or left, no laying down to get trampled over, no squatting to get kicked in the face; just stand still, and Watch what the Lord can do ~ the battle is already won in your favor ~ Amen!

  2. “until at last the Spirit is poured out on us from heaven. Then the wilderness will become a fertile field, and the fertile field will yield bountiful crops.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭32‬:‭15‬ ‭NLT‬‬

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