Isaiah 43:18-19 18 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
When times become difficult, no matter what the circumstances; lost jobs, downturn in business, sickness, etc we quickly fall back to our old ways or methods of doing things in an effort to find answers to our problems. It is an automatic response as we seek to leverage what we already know or our past experiences. When we are stuck in our realities we can easily miss the hand of God working on our behalf.
According to the US Department of Labor Bureau of Statistics; in June of 2011 the number of unemployed persons reached 14.1 million and the unemployment rate 9.2 percent. Since March, the number of unemployed persons has increased by 545,000, and the unemployment rate has risen by 0.4 percentage point. With such a dire job situation many are unsure of what to do; they are calling on all friends, reaching out within their networks looking for answers. Pray today, ask God for the ability to discern what He is doing in your life and the fortitude to remain faithful; it may be for a job, career decision, lack of finances, business challenges, difficult relationships, poor health or any other area.
Is God doing a new thing? How to see it? Stay close to Him by reading His word and in continuous prayer. He will speak to your heart and open your eyes to see. I have seen this in my own situations. He will make a way.