A Way in the Wilderness
Read Isaiah 43:14-21
But forget all that - it is nothing compared to what I'm going to do. For I'm going to do a brand new thing. See, I have already begun! Don't you see it? I will make a road through the wilderness of the world for my people to go home, and create rivers for them in the desert! Isaiah 43: 18-19 (TLB)
Enid Adah Nyinomujuni lives in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Some years ago, she was in a financial wilderness. She had no way of earning money, and her greatest need was food. The Lord promised to make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert for the Israelites, and Enid trusted that if she could somehow get food for her family, the Lord would provide for her other needs in time.
Enid didn't know where she would get money for food. But then someone unexpectedly gave her a piece of land for cultivation. Enid planted maize and beans and experienced an abundant yield. God had indeed made a way in the wilderness.
We will all enter a wilderness at some point - financial crisis, sickness, isolation. But God will always make a way. Sometimes it may seem miraculous: the provision of a well-paying job, new and successful business ventures, healing. But other times, God works in simple ways like making a part-time job available to us or sending someone to keep us company when we are lonely. We can trust God to make a way for us in every wilderness.
Prayer: Dear God, help us trust you to get us through every hard situation we face, in Jesus' name. Amen.