The Mercedes

Behold, I will do a new thing. It springs out now. Don't you know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19 WEB

A wealthy friend of mine once picked up his daughter's car to take it in for an oil change while she was at work. He stayed gone a really long time, and she began to be anxious and to worry about them both. He eventually returned driving the new Mercedes that he had bought her. The new car was much better than her old one, and her anxiety during the interim was all for nothing. Her car was just being upgraded.

Change is something that makes us uncomfortable and we often resist it, but in order for the new to come to pass, the old has to pass away. If you want a better car, or a better job, usually the old one has to go first. We would like the change to happen at once, like trading our car in for another on the same day, or starting another job on Monday.

In my experience though, God will clear out the old first, and then bring in the new. This can be scary and it will test your trust while you are living through it, but when it is done it will all make sense. Later when you are looking back on it, you will see that it could not have been planned any better.

Many times I have wondered 'Well, what am I going to do now?' but He managed to take care of me and eventually the next door would open up. What you have lost, is not gone. Think of it as being upgraded by your Father, and thank He for taking care of it.

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You so much for remembering me today. I need You more than ever. Please straighten out my thinking, speak to me and through me, and put me where I need to be. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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