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When God Did Something New

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.  Isaiah 43:19 NIV

I sat on the sofa and reminisced about when God did something new.

I reflected on how my life had played out. I had graduated from the University of London and anticipated starting my next life chapter. I longed to get a job, get married, and have children. I longed for the perfect life. But I never knew how different it would turn out.

Then I remembered the period when I felt lost and hopeless. I was married and two months postpartum when I said no to the emotional abuse.

My reminiscing soon turned into overthinking, and I knew I had to come out of it. I knew God had moved me to a better place. He was on my side. Suddenly, I remembered the Scripture where God declared He was doing something new.

The Scripture encouraged me, and I thanked God for His love. I looked ahead to the new life—the new opportunities I would soon experience and the overflowing presence of the peace of God that flowed in my house every single day. I held my head high.

God has promised us something new. He has vowed to make a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. And He wants us to perceive it.

While our minds often take us back in time to places we might not want to go, we need to remember God’s promises. We should be ready to experience something new, and we do that by telling our minds we are moving forward, no matter what.

Think about God doing something new in your life and be encouraged that it will indeed happen.

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Jasmine Beverley

Jasmine Beverley is based in London. She graduated from University with a degree in financial mathematics. She teaches mathematics at a secondary school and is currently enrolled at Kings College of Excellence Bible College. Jasmine has always had a passion for serving God and empowering women, which led her to launch Women’s Ministry Daughters of Adonai. She started writing at twenty-six when she felt she had a powerful message to share.