(This blog post is from Gospel Family Ministries. You can visit their website at www.gospelfamily.org.)
School has started back up, and so has the go, go, go of
everyday life. With our incredibly rushed lives comes
distraction. We are so distracted that we can’t see or
perceive what God is doing in the midst of it all.
And if the busy nature of today isn't enough to distract,
there is also the lingering of the past, preventing us
from effectively turning the page.
Personally, I’m looking forward, trying to think what
goals I should set for myself. However, I still find the past
rearing it’s ugly head at times. It fills my
heart with regret and leaves me feeling overwhelmed.
If you are like me, you can end up dwelling
on the past of goals unmet, feelings that were hurt, and
the list of to-do that never got done. Let me encourage you
with this verse that I am memorizing right now.
“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.”
I love this verse because it reminds
me of all that God has done, is doing, and will do in my life!
He is faithful to do much in yours, and he already has. “Do
you not perceive it?”
If you are struggling to see the working
of the Lord then pray and ask him to make
it clear to you. I pray this prayer often, because
sometimes I am waiting on an answer that He has
already provided, it is just not the answer I was wanting
But he has answered. He has spoken. He has provided. He has moved.
And today, he is doing a new thing, and I don't want to miss it.
Rebecca Mena serves neighbors and nations alongside her husband and three children in Houston, TX.
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