Then the Lord said to me, "You have made your way around this hill country long enough; now turn north"
So often in life we circle around our own personal hill country. We circle and circle, and circle, and circle. God says enough! We have circled our hill country long enough and it's time we turn north!
We need to get our BUTS out if the way. Yes, we do need to get our buts out-of-the-way! "I know I need to let go, but....." or "I know I need to forgive, but....." and maybe, "I know I need to move on, but...." how about, "I know I need to make a change, but...."
God says to us in Isaiah 43:19 that He is doing a NEW THING
Christine Cain recently said, "Often, what stops us from stepping into the unknown is what we DO know. Don't let what you know stop you from discovering what all you do not know!"
Lord, thank You that you make beauty from ashes! Thank You for Your direction. Thank You for doing a new thing in me. Give me the courage to step out of this pit and into Your plan of a future and hope for me that is GOOD. Thank You that You not only heal but You restore. Turn my mess into a message of hope and restoration for Your glory forever. I accept it, I receive it, and I do treasure it! In Jesus name, amen.