Thus says the LORD, who makes a way in the sea and a path through the mighty waters, who brings forth the chariot and horse, the army and the power (They shall lie down together, they shall not rise; They are extinguished, they are quenched like a wick):
“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.
[Isaiah 43:16-19 NKJV]
As we have seen when the Red Sea was parted for Moses and the Jordan River was made dry ground for Joshua, God makes a way in the sea and a path through the mighty waters and indeed does not stop there, for He will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert if need be. This surely is another way of saying the He can do all things, perform miracles, shift heaven and earth for His people and His purpose.
But we can also see in these verses that He says “Don’t look back. Look ahead, because this is new; not something you already know.” There are echoes of Lot’s wife in this — forget what has gone before, for the only way has yet to come; and God is forever creating anew for us, even as He Himself is unchanging.
Rest assured, He makes our ways straight, but also miraculous and sure. Have faith in that miraculous future.
Way Maker — Leeland
“Labour.” It is the one thing we will not do. We will take open-air meetings, we will preach—but labour at prayer! There is nothing thrilling about a labouring man’s work, but it is the labouring man who makes the conceptions of the genius possible; and it is the labouring saint who makes the conceptions of his Master possible.