Isaiah 43:18-19——–“Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness. And rivers in the desert.
If you let go of the past only then will the Lord do a new thing in your life. How do we forget the past and strive towards the future?
The Scripture gives us hope. It promises that as we forget, letting go of the past, a new thing occurs. We don’t always like the idea of ‘new’ because in our minds that translates as ‘mystery.’ Undeniably, anything God is doing that is ‘new’ in our lives is yet to be discovered, which can bring us an awakened sense of danger. Yet God’s new things are always to benefit us and therefore, we can walk into them without fear.
Humans change like the tides of the ocean but God is the same … yesterday, today and tomorrow. So He can always do the good things He has done for us in the past just like He says He can make water in the wasteland. God provided in the desert for the Israelites once and He can always do it again. However, we have to forget the former things, just like the Israelites were instructed to do, so God can show us the new things He is doing. How amazing is that?
Romans 10:9—- that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
This is a very important spiritual truth – , when we open our mouth, confess and believe we shall have it. If we open our mouth and speak of worry and meditate on it, we will believe it and worry much more. Similarly if here is a problem or a hurt and we open our mouth and speak the problem we make the situation more severe. But if we speak “faith” in the midst of our trials, we begin to believe and see the change.
What does it mean to believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead? How does this save us?
The meaning of the resurrection in this Scripture is that God is for us. He aims to close ranks with us. He aims to overcome all our sense of abandonment and alienation—the feeling that He is too far up and we are too far down.
The resurrection of Jesus is God’s declaration to the world that we cannot work our way to glory but that He intends to do the impossible to get us there. The resurrection is the promise of God that all who trust Jesus will be the beneficiaries of God’s power to lead us in paths of righteousness and through the valley of death.
Therefore, believing in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead is much more than accepting a fact. It means being confident that God is for you, that He has closed ranks with you, that He is transforming your life, and that He will save you for eternal joy. Believing in the resurrection means trusting in all the promises of life and hope and righteousness for which it stands. It means being so confident of God’s power and love that no fear of worldly loss nor greed for worldly gain will lure us to disobey His will.
When we confidently believe in God’s love for us, we will think, speak and act accordingly sow seeds of God’s promises in our life! How wonderful is that!
No matter what storm you face, you need to know that God loves you. He has not abandoned you.