Like many people, I chose a word for 2021. My word for the year is NEW.

The verses I associate with this word is… “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.” Isaiah 43:18-19 ESV

Another scripture I have added to these verses, for my daily encouragement is… “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 ESV

So, today…do you feel it? God is doing a new thing! Do you not perceive it? He is making a way in the wilderness for us. This momentary affliction is “light.” Doesn’t feel light, does it? But in the scope of eternity, it is light and momentary. So don’t lose heart. A new thing is right around the corner.