“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?
New Decade New Hope
isn’t what it used to be, or at least needed handling with care according to
Isaiah, God’s messenger to destitute, exilic nation of Israel languishing in Babylon. His
message was “Don’t escape into the past; nor seek to escape from the past, open
your eyes and look to see what is now to occur”. Before
their very eyes God created new hope, a way back home. There came a benign
ruler who returned the ethnically cleansed to their own land overthrowing the
seemingly indomitable enemy – the Israelites were going home.
imagine what those homecoming people would say is “It’s never hopeless with
God”, even though it may seem it from both past experiences and the present
realities of life. The good news is that the past need not determine our future
God is active in our present time doing a new, better, thing.Enthralled
to powerful forces such news may have been hard to hear or believe but as time
unfolded it was found to be true.
their truth is ours for God does not change; If the times you live in seem to
be gloomy and uncertain may I encourage you to put your hope & trust in God
who says “behold I am coming to make all things new” – and that can include
yourself and your circumstances if you so choose.
prayer of Thanksgiving and trust as we enter the 20's
We place our days within your care.
We trust and praise you for your faithfulness in the past, and your constant care.
We put ourselves into your keeping,
to guard and to guide us this day and every day;
and we offer our lives to you through Jesus Christ,
your eternal son our Saviour.
you know a hope filled decade.