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Wednesday Wisdom – NEW


“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 43:18-19 (NKJV) 

Spring forth: (v.) It means to bear, bring forth, cause to, make to bud forth… and make to grow again.

It’s the last part of the Hebrew transliteration that really pricks at my heart: make to grow AGAIN. There’s a part of me that remembers feeling as if I were living in the desert, wondering if I’d find reason to smile again after a tough loss. I wanted growth. I needed rivers to flow through sand and roads to cut paths in the wilderness where I’d been walking. I wanted to see something fresh. And new. And beautiful; something to re-color my world.

To spring forth here doesn’t just mean we move on to the “new” and forget where we’ve been. Instead, it means we can expect new things to come from the very places that we thought couldn’t possibly support life again.

Through every setback.
In the midst of change and failures and deep wounds.
It’s the springing forth of faith from places in our hearts that we thought were unusable, unholy, unforgivable, and long ago dried up. This is the core of beauty in this verse! The color. The rivers and new roads… that Jesus promises not only to make the NEW grow in new places, but for life-giving growth to spring forth in the old, dried up, unforgiven, past hurt, forgotten deserts and untended wilderness of our hearts too.

These tender spaces will see new life, and see it grow AGAIN.

Still growing,


2 thoughts on “Wednesday Wisdom – NEW

  1. oh, Kristy!!! how this speaks to my heart – and confirms what Father is saying!! (to me and likely many others!) This is the same Scripture I used for my devotional this past Sunday! OH! how exciting when Father brings RHEMA confirmation!!!

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