Spring is here and brings the rebirth of nature--new beginnings. The crocus breaks through the ground with purple blooms, the bright yellow daffodils open up in a blast of color after the drabness of winter. The dogwoods and red buds bloom and birds begin to sing.
Spring time reminds us that God’s children cannot afford to remain stuck in the past- whether good or bad. If you are “stuck” in a particular time period of your past, you have difficulty seeing the new things that God is wanting to “spring forth” today. It is better just to forget some things that are hindering your life from “springing forth” with new things.
Look ahead for new miracles that will overshadow the old ones. Isaiah tells them, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! God is saying to you today, “I want to do a new thing in your life. I want it to spring forth now.” God wants us to look ahead to new miracles in our life that will overshadow the old ones. I remind you that spring is here. Answers to prayer are beginning to happen.
Many of you have prayed for a long time about things and you haven’t seen any answers yet to your prayers. You might be tempted to be discouraged and be ready to give up hope. The people in Isaiah’s time probably felt this way too.
What we identify as impossible barriers in our lives are no problem for the Lord. God has the same power to deal with rivers, mountains, or the barren desert. Why do you think that He can’t handle your problems? I declare to you that our God is able! I declare that “Spring is ready to burst forth” giving an indication of its rapidity. Once God begins to answer our prayers, it can happen very quickly. I declare that it’s time to begin thanking God in advance for doing a “new thing” in your life.
‘Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His Word;
Just to rest upon His promise, just to know “Thus saith the Lord.”