Streams on Parched Ground

Our hot, dry week ends with a summer downpour that cools the air and soaks parched flower beds. Ah…yes…we needed this rainy day.

And many of you will recognize that feeling, the relief of quiet waters, cool pools, streams watering thirsty ground. You know what it is to be revived and restored by the spring of living water.

You know the quenching, because you also know the thirst. Even after we have found that spring, we sometimes wander too far from it, delay or postpone or simply neglect drinking of the water that gives us life. And our thirst brings us back, a thirst that just needs more.

Sometimes, it’s because we have let busy schedules and the “stuff” of living crowd out our seeking of God; sometimes, it is because we are in great pain or trouble. Whatever the reason for our thirst, the Father’s promise is always the same to His children who cry out to Him:

“When the poor and needy search for water and there is none,
    and their tongues are parched from thirst,
then I, the LORD, will answer them.
    I, the God of Israel, will never abandon them.

I will open up rivers for them on the high plateaus.
    I will give them fountains of water in the valleys.
I will fill the desert with pools of water.
    Rivers fed by springs will flow across the parched ground.”

He will answer. He will never abandon us. He will fill our deserts with pools of water.


Scripture: Isaiah 41:17-18 (NLT)


One thought on “Streams on Parched Ground

  1. I really enjoyed this post. I love the idea of God never abandoning us and giving us streams of water when in the desert. That is such a great picture of his love for us.

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