“Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is!” Isaiah 43:19, Message Bible
Every time God has asked me to let go of one thing, it’s been because He had something better waiting for me up ahead. God would try to help me see and give me signals, but I would allow fear and self-doubt to cloud my vison and block my ears. He would tell me, “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?” (see Isaiah 43:18-19). Over the years, I have learned to trust Him. I have learned to let Him help me let go of the past and move forward in faith.
My sister, before you can lay hold of the new things that God wants to do in your life, you have to let go of the old things. It is truly a test of your faith, I know, but I believe you will move forward in faith and you will not shrink back in fear. Not this time. You’ve seen how failing to trust God robs you of His best for your life. You’re going to trust that He loves you, you’re going to trust that He’s good, and you’re going to trust that He has your best in mind! You know deep in your heart what the Lord has been asking you to let go of. You’re going to let it go with His help, and embrace the new that’s waiting for you up ahead!
Prayer: Father, forgive me for the times that you’ve wanted to do a “new thing” in my life, and I’ve failed to cooperate with you. Today, I ask that you reveal to me those things that you want me to let go of at this time. Thank you for giving me the faith I need to move into the bigger and brighter things that you have planned for me! In Jesus’ name, Amen.