"Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers I the desert." Isaiah 43:18-19
This passage of scripture is one of my, if not my most favorite passage in the word of God. Just reading it gives me chills of excitement and fills me with feelings of awe and wonder. Just the way it begins with such a dramatic start, it commands full attention; "Behold!" It's as if so one is about to pull back a curtain to reveal something rare and never-seen.
"Behold!" "Look up from there and take notice! Behold! Lift up your chin from your crying, and you worrying, and your sorrow. Look here! I am doing something new in your life. I am opening doors and setting things in order! Just you look and see!"
You read this, look around at your circumstances and think, Huh? Really? How? When?" And then it answers saying, "Now! Now it shall spring forth." God is saying he's already started!
No one but God. No one but Him can show up at the most unlikeliest of moments and cause a passage of scripture to just leap right off the pages into the depths of your soul, so much so, that you get crazy enough to grab hold to this promise for yourself.
I tell you what, it has happened for me. Once I grabbed hold to it, there was no turning back. I knew God had spoken and change was underway. It didn't matter what it looked like, felt like, seemed like, after that. My change was coming. And surely it was.
God changes things. Seasons. People. You. What you have struggled with for years, He can change but in a moment. I don't know how he does it. I cannot ascertain His methods. But, I know it happens. For those of us crazy enough to believe, it happens.