Stuck in a Rut

Ruts are dangerous. Ruts leave us feel like we are doing the same thing, over and over again, each day. Nothing new. Nothing different. Nothing exciting. Nothing to be hopeful about.

Nothing. Every day, its same thing, over and over again.

It’s a sad thing, a bad thing, when we don’t expect anything different. Is that how you feel today? Do you enter this day, this new week, this season thinking, oh things will never change.

It is what it is. Nothing different. Nothing new. Same thing, different day. Lather, risen, repeat. Every day.

We feel like that a lot, don’t week. If that’s you, listen to what Isaiah 43: 18-19 says:

“Remember not the former things,
nor consider the things of old.
Behold, I am doing a new thing;
now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert.

God-of-New-ThingsGod says – I’m doing a new thing. Just because it’s always been the same, doesn’t mean that it will stay the same. Just because you feel stuck in a rut doesn’t mean that you will stay there. Just because things haven’t changed don’t mean that they won’t change yet.

This is the season of Advent.  In this season, that leads us to Christmas, we remember God’s promises like this one.  He is doing a new thing.  He is bringing new life.  He has great things in store.  Great new things.

Do you believe that?  Do you believe that God can still do new things?  Do you expect new things?  Do you hope in new things?  Or are we at the point in life; in faith, where we really don’t hope for those type of things any more.  We are just stuck in our rut.

God is not done with you yet. God is not done with the world yet. God is not finished with us yet. He isn’t.

A new thing is coming.

Do you believe that? Do you believe that God is in the midst of doing a new thing? He is. We stop believing that sometimes. We lose hope. We give up. We don’t think that it will happen.

Don’t lose hope. Don’t give up. Don’t quit. God is in the midst of a new thing. He is.

He is going to make all things new. Do you believe? Keep believe. Have you forgotten? Remember what we read. Are you exhausted? Hold tight to God. A new thing is coming. It is.

God is going to do a new work in your life. Keep believing. Keep hoping. Keep knowing. He is.

No matter how strong the rut you’re stuck in is, God is stronger.

He is going to do a new thing.

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