Rivers in the Desert

“Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19

A wilderness symbolises hopelessness and a desert symbolises barreness. Both symbolise the end of all hope, a dead end. Both symbolise a situation that is so hopeless that “logically speaking” there no longer appears to be any solution whatsoever possible – the end of all hope, a complete dead end….

Yet in the midst of our hopelessness, God promised that He “…will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” He promises to make a way where there seems to be no way. He promises to bring hope where there is no hope.

He promises to create abundance where there is lack. He promises to give life to a situation and circumstance that to all intents and purposes appears dead. He promises to create possibilities out of the impossible, because only He can.

Whatsoever are circumstances are today, irrespective of how hopeless it may appear, no matter how “dead” our situation is, we have a God who promises to “make a way in our wilderness”. We serve a God who can bring life out from death. An almighty God who can make the impossible become possible.

We see this in the three and half years of Christ’s ministry on earth, again and again. He set people free from spiritually and physically hopeless situations, and everyone that sincerely sought after Him had “rivers created in their wildernesses” in one way or another. No one that came to Him was turned away.

As long as we continue to trust, as long as we continue to rely on Him and Him alone, and as long as we seek His will for our lives, He Will make a way.

But remember, it might not be our way, but it will always be His way. And when we look back, whether in this life or the next, we will see that His way was so much better than what we could ever have imagined for ourselves.

Our God is not a man that He should lie. If He says He Will, He shall.

– Femi Adebanji

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