“Behold, I will do a new thing. It springs out now. Don’t you know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” - Isaiah 43:19
Why does this verse mean so much to us that we have placed it in our name? Putting the personal stories and experiences aside, to us, Isaiah 43:19 speaks of new beginnings. Not just any ordinary beginning, but a supernatural and miraculous beginning that only God can create.
Picture being trapped in a wasteland, where almost everything looks the same and you can’t find the way out of this place, God will pave a way. Imagine your love life/financial situation/career as a dry and barren land, where it seems physically impossible for anything fruitful to ever grow out of it - in it a river will spring forth and blessings will flow like a stream.
To us, Isaiah 43:19 speaks of beginnings that are found when you’re lost - in the wilderness, He makes a way. Beginnings that are paved right through the centre of your barren situation with flowing rivers in a dry and barren place.
When your life seems bleak and your problems seem too big, remember that your God can make a river flow in it. When you feel lost and without direction, your God can pave a way out of it.
If you’re ready to get personal, carry on reading.
This our founder’s personal journey with Isaiah 43:19:
There were many times I thought that Isaiah 43:19 referred to a clean slate. I held on to this verse in hopes that God would completely erase my dark memories and take away all the pain. I can’t count the number of times I’ve posted the caption “clean slate” with a selfie on my Instagram page. I prayed that He will help me forget the panic attacks, erase the many mistakes I made, the nightmares, the alcohol addiction, the abandonment from a parent, the sting of a loved one’s death, that one toxic ex-boyfriend and all of the things that caused me unending pain. Give me a clean slate, give me the new beginning that you promised in Isaiah 43:19, let me wake up tomorrow, a new person, a better person, with a new life, ready for a new thing.
Image from @4319.CO Instagram Page: Last Suicidal Entry
I did not understand why it didn't go away even though I prayed, I thought that in time, these dark memories of my past will eventually fade. It took me a while after my last attempt at suicide to finally understand that no - Isaiah 43:19 never spoke of your past being completely erased. But it does promise you that you will grow out of it (your bad habits/your dark past), it does say that you will find flowing rivers of water in a situation that you think is dead. It does say that your Heavenly Father will pave a way for you when you feel like you are lost and without direction in the wilderness. No matter what you are going through - a painful breakup or a financial lack, keep in mind that our Heavenly Father can and will make a way.