“Do not remember the former things, Or ponder the things of the past. “Listen carefully, I am about to do a new thing, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even put a road in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert…”

(Isaiah 43:18-19 AMP)


January 1st ushers in a brand-new year, filled with personal ambitions, hopes and dreams. The challenges of last year are set aside. You may be one that writes down your  “New Year’s resolutions, believing that this year is going to be better than the last. That’s fine, God’s Word encourages us to “write the vision and make it plain…” (Habakkuk 2:2).

But, there’s something much better than New Year’s resolutions, and that’s the Word of God. Make your most important “resolution” this year to spend quality time, meditating the Scriptures. (See Joshua 1:8.) God’s promise to do a new thing in each of our lives will come to pass as we believe and confess His Word in faith.

Don’t fear or be discouraged that it looks impossible—with God all things are possible to him who believes. As God spoke to Israel, He is the God who puts a road in the wilderness, who makes a way where there seems to be no way. Do you feel you lack in some area—resources, time, strength, ability—that you don’t have what it takes? That is a lie of the devil. Your God is the God who creates rivers in the desert and supplies all that you need to enter into His good plans for you. (See Jeremiah 29:11.)

Have a happy and blessed New Year!


Lord, I thank You that You have good plans and purposes for this new year. I thank You for the blessings and I let go of the troubles of last year. By faith, I receive the new thing that You are doing in my life and trust You to bring it to pass. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.