"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!" Isaiah 43:18-19
God reminded His people through the prophet Isaiah of what He had done for them before. He rescued them from the Egyptians. Isaiah 43:16-17 says, "This is what the Lord says - he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, who drew out the chariots and horses, the army and reinforcements together, and they lay there, never to rise again, extinguished, snuffed out like a wick." But God also foretold them in Isaiah 43:19, "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." God continued to be with His people every step of the way. God continued to provide for them and make a way for them, not just through the sea but through the wilderness, as well!
The good news for us is that God continues to be with us today, too! God made a way, through Jesus Christ, for us to be redeemed and forgiven - once and for all! I don't know what 2013 was like for you; I don't know what seas raged in your life or what wilderness you had to fight through, but if you are reading this today then you are still here. And I do know this: God can and will do a NEW thing in 2014! You simply have to surrender to Him and trust Him. Proverbs 3:5-6 says, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." Happy NEW Year!!!