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 43:19).
Life feels stuck when life makes no progress.
When you wake up to the same hang-ups and habits.
When heartache becomes a permanent mailing address.
Jesus sees you, my friend, and he has a new version of you waiting to happen. He says to you what he said to the man at the pool of Bethesda: "Stand up, pick up your mat, and walk" (John 5:8 NLT).
Write a letter. Apply for the job. Reach out to a counselor. Stand up. Pick up. Pick up your mat. Make a clean break with the past. And walk.
Set your sights on a new destination, and begin the hike. Getting unstuck means getting excited about getting out.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come (2 Corinthians 5:17).
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