If you’ve been following me on Facebook, you may have noticed I’ve been posting Scripture Memory verses every Wednesday. These posts have gotten a great response and fall in line with my heart and goal as a teacher: To equip and encourage women to dig into God’s Word with their very own hands. From now on, I’ll be sharing these shorter posts that center around memorizing a verse of Scripture here on the blog as well. I pray these posts encourages you to lean in even closer to God’s Word.
One of the reasons I am so passionate about women learning their Bibles is because we can’t trust in His promises if we don’t know them. The last few weeks have kicked me around something fierce. There has been disappointment and uncertainty and so much doubt and fear. I turned to Isaiah 43 sometime last week and literally just clung to it. I read it several times a day every day and just prayed that God would help me believe.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you. (v.2)
you are precious in my eyes,
and honored, and I love you (v. 4)
I, I am the Lord,
and besides me there is no savior. (v.11)
There were so many things that I needed to hear from that chapter, but this is the verse that I couldn’t let go of…
“I will make a way in the wilderness”
I began praying that God would do what he promised – that he would make a way in the wilderness; that he would make a way where there seemed to me to be no way at all. The longer I sat with that text, the more I began to understand that I didn’t just want a WAY in the wilderness, I wanted an EASY WAY in the wilderness. I wanted God to give me an easy way out – but He’s never promised me that. I had began doubting that God was making a way at all because the way wasn’t easy.
One of the most valuable things about God’s Word is that it always reveals the truth to us, and about us. This morning I am thankful that he makes a way in the wilderness, even if the way is not easy.
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