Springing Forth

“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?” 
Isaiah 43:19
We don’t create new things. 
My heart knows this well. My hands can muddle with the old, sift through the memories, and cling to the previously made, but my fingers cannot create something new. I cannot create something new. 
We are the receivers. 
I reject this because it defines my position: I am created and He is creator. This is good and this is true, but my prideful spirit is afraid. For if my position is to receive then my heart is dependent upon the giver. Dependent. 
We are the beloved. 
I believe but Oh Lord, help my unbelief. To be the beloved means we are not the forsaken. We are not the lonely. We are not without a shepherd. We are not without a hope. We are not without a purpose. We are not without design. We are not alone. 
We “do not perceive it.”
How can we? The ground moves and we are focused on our hands and our strength and our minds. The heavens break and we look to what we know. For what we know, we think we controlled. What we remember, we think we can master. But He is patient. He is kind. 
He is doing a new thing. 
He is active; never passive. He is strong; never weak. He is bold; never shy. 
“Springs”. That’s a strong word. It’s not as if God’s plan weakly comes to the surface. His doing never comes forth without majesty. Perhaps if I do not see the majesty I am still hoping in my hands. Perhaps if I do not feel the new, I am convinced the old is better. 
Perhaps, I need to believe more in the One that crafted my hands and less in the mere flesh on my bones. Perhaps that’s why my flesh is failing. Perhaps that’s why my knees go weak and my chest is tired. 
Perhaps He loves us enough to show us our weakness. 
Perhaps He loves us enough to be our strength. 

One Comment Add yours

  1. erin.drews says:

    I read Proverbs 16 last night…1. To humans belong the plans of the heart,
 but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue.3. Commit to the Lord whatever you do,
 and he will establish your plans.9. In their hearts humans plan their course,
 but the Lord establishes their steps.16. How much better to get wisdom than gold,
 to get insight rather than silver!20. Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, 
 and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.21. The wise in heart are called discerning,
 and gracious words promote instruction.I’m glad you’re letting Him do something new for and with you. Because…“we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”-Romans 8:28


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