Words to SPARK your Heart-Song from our co-founder Sherry Douglas.
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New beginnings…new ways of doing things! Hi everyone. I’m Sherry Douglas with Heart-Song. I’ve been thinking a lot about new beginnings. Unfortunately, not all new beginnings are ones that we look forward to or anticipate with joy. Recently, I’ve watched several individuals and families be forced into new beginnings which weren’t wanted. That’s really tough. Life can feel unfair with your heart trampled and your mind confused. At some point, each one of us will be forced to live in a new way or to start something new that is unwanted.
As in any situation, in forced new beginnings, we have the opportunity to depend upon and trust in the Lord. It may even be the thing that causes us to turn to him for the first time or to return to him. It doesn’t mean everything is going to go the way we want or even change a current circumstance, but we can know the Lord is a specialist at new beginnings.
In Isaiah 43:19 the Lord says, “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.” New things, new beginnings are part of all of our lives. He desires us to recognize, to perceive, his active involvement. He is the way maker. When he says he will make streams in the wasteland, he’s promising to make new things beautiful. It may not be tomorrow or the next day, or even next year, but we can hold on to the fact that he makes a way for us to take the next step. And then the next.
New beginnings…new ways of doing things. The Lord is an expert at helping us start. This is the word of the Lord. See you next week.