This simple verse. A verse I’ve heard hundreds of times before. It impacted me more than I was expecting this time around.
Maybe it’s the state of disarray my life seems to be in. It could very well be the incredible group of women I have been given the privilege to walk through made to crave with. Or perhaps it’s something bigger, because we know our God loves to do new things.
“Do not call to mind the former things, Or ponder things of the past. “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. (Isaiah 43:18, 19 NASB)
That however was not the verse that hit me so profoundly this time around. No, the verse capable of doing that —this time was this:
My wheels started turning pretty quickly upon reading this verse. Between that and the question ” what do you crave more than you crave God?” *insert wince*
While I’ve thought about this before, it’s never been in this sort of study setting. If I was honest, I crave a lot more than I seem to crave God. Not all of it food. While this study is focusing on food, I recognized that my craving falls more toward my relationships. When my relationships he rocky, then I turn to food to help ease that. And I know where the root of that comes from.
This is a season of many relationships shifting. Throughout this season, I need to look to God and that relationship to sustain me. Nothing else. Not people. Not objects. Not food.