Sunday, September 9, 2012

Rivers in the desert

Pattern for this Prayer Square coming soon
This square is inspired by Isaiah 45:19

Is 45:19 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 in the desert.

I have been brought through many trials and have had my wilderness places as well as dead or dry desert places. They are terrible places to be in and go through, but oh what amaizing lessons God gives.
I have never felt closer to my savior then in the midst of a storm when he came near to me.
The Bible says he is near to the broken hearted. It's true.
I had never felt his presence before when all in my life seemed to fall apart. My father was dying of cancer and my husband and I were headed for divorce. That is when I really began to seek God with everything within me. That is when I found him.
Jer 29:13-14 And ye shall seek me, and find [me], when ye shall search for me with all your heart. And I will be found of you, saith the LORD: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the LORD; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive. 

I think I must have read through Isaiah two or three times during that wilderness time. I had never seen things the way I did when I was hurting the most. It's like the Bible came to life and became so personal. There were times when I swear that God was speaking in my ear.

Is 43:1 But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called [thee] by thy name; thou [art] mine.

I do not regret the wilderness places because God showed his mighty hand in my life. He showed me his healing love and his saving grace. Where would I be now if I had not experienced it? He brought me out. I was able to witness to my father before he died and God saved my marriage.
He is still doing wonders in my life. I am just amazed by him and overwhelmed by his love.


  1. Isaiah is filled with such comforting promises! I especially love chapter 55.

    1. Yes it is. Thank you for commenting.
      I especially love verses 11
      So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper [in the thing] whereto I sent it.
      and 12
      For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap [their] hands.