Some things are so wrecked they cannot be fixed. Even God recognizes this in scripture. In such cases, when there is no more remedy in the human realm, the child of God is not to remorse. On the contrary, he is to celebrate because it is in just these cases that God has promised to ‘re-create’ that which is broken beyond repair. Sooner or later, everyone will eventually encounter a situation or problem for which remedy has slipped out beyond the sphere of human ability.
What is Crooked
Even the wisest man in the world, King Solomon, recognized this sad state of human affairs. ~ “I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and indeed, all is vanity and grasping for the wind. What is crooked cannot be made straight” (Ecclesiastes 1.14-15). Interestingly enough, God does not speak of fixing, or straightening out, messy problems. To cut to the chase, He ‘does’ indeed speak allot about ‘making things new.’ Let’s face it, God’s ways are the best ways, and, when you think about it, ‘renewing’ a problem or situation makes allot of sense.
The Former Things
Why tinker around trying fix a big mess when it is within His ability to simply make the whole thing new? ~ “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Then He [God] who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful” (Revelation 21.4-5).
As the aforementioned verse suggests, some issues are so painful that the only way to move forward is by getting a fresh new start, which is only made possible by cutting the past free and letting God rebuild the entire matter completely new from start to finish. Of course, only God can do this. All the same, it should be underlined that in the Bible it is made clear that God is prone to making things new much more than most think. Consider all of the things God has made new.
He has given us: the New Testament, new wine, a new heart, the new birth, the New Jerusalem (heaven), a new heaven and a new earth, a renewed mind, new life, new tongue, etc. In all of this, the love and kindness of God is evident — He does not do away with it; He prefers to keep it, but not as it is forever. Things must be changed. They must be made new. They must be made better. There must be an end and a new beginning for everything under the sun. Everything that lives forever must be renewed by God. ~ “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die…a time to gain, And a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to throw away” (Ecclesiastes 3.1,2,6).
Every Twelve Months
It is a matter of trusting God. He knows when it’s time to make things new in your life. He knows how to get rid of the old, while at the same time keeping that which is good and renewing it. The problem is its us who are not willing to embrace change and let the past fade away into its time and place. It requires faith to change and wisdom to capitalize on change. God is the one who introduced the idea of renewing the year, so every twelve months man would call to mind His promise to make all things1 new and take advantage of the opportunity to change.
Releasing Your Faith
God instituted New Year’s Day when He gave Moses the instructions for the first Passover Dinner. ~ “Now the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, “This month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you” (Exodus 12.1-2). Stop letting the enemy trap you into living in the past. Step out into a new day of faith and promise. Take a moment and ask the Father what it is that He wants to renew in your life, then comm
ence your new life by taking the first steps, releasing your faith in God by taking corresponding actions in faith, and watch how God leads you into a new sunrise.
Verse: Isaiah 42.9
Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I [God] declare; Before they spring forth I tell you of them.
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