Monday, January 20, 2014

Do-Overs and More

Isaiah 43:18-19

18 “Do not call to mind the former things,
Or ponder things of the past.
19 “Behold, I will do something new,
Now it will spring forth;
Will you not be aware of it?
I will even make a roadway in the wilderness,
Rivers in the desert.

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Do-Overs and More

I read Isaiah 43: 18-19 on January first this year in Daily Wisdom for Women from Barbour Books. (free from Amazon on Kindle) Click here to download: Daily Wisdom for Women January 2014

The devotion was about how God gives us “do-overs”. You know, like when you’re playing checkers and you move your playing piece - only to gasp when you realize your opponent can jump three of your pieces and then get king-ed too? And all because of that one move. You then look into your opponents eyes and sweetly ask, “Can I pick my piece back up and . . .”

Yep, you got it, that kind of “do-over”. Except in the game of – real life.

After I read and re-read this verse I realized not only was God offering a do-over, but He’s offering to lead the way. He tells us (in verse 19) He’ll make a roadway in the wilderness and form a river in the desert – all for us.

So, whenever that awful feeling strikes and we figure out we placed our “game piece” in a spot that’ll cause us harm, God says, Go ahead, pick your piece, but He doesn’t stop there. He then tells us where make our next move. He loves us so much, he’ll make a way for us. Why? Because,

God wants us to win the game!



  1. Great post. I'm so glad God gives us do-overs!

  2. God really does want us to win the game. We are truly blessed!

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