Water for parched souls

A summer downpour ended a hot and dry week. It cooled the air and soaked parched ground. Vegetables and flowers perked up. Even we perked up. Yes, we needed a rainy day.

Sometimes we live too long in a drought. We let busy schedules and the stuff of living crowd out our seeking of God and we find ourselves parched and weary, exhausted and rapidly wilting. Sometimes, we are scorched by searing pain or overwhelming troubles. Sometimes we’re stumbling through a desert because of our own choice of the wrong path. 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.”
(Isaiah 41:17-18)

Can you feel the refreshing waters flowing through your soul?

Not just a few drops, but water everywhere! Rivers and fountains and springs and pools!

Ask, Jesus said, and it will be given to you. Seek it, you’ll find it.

Our Father promised He will answer.
In the parched and thirsty droughts of our lives, He never abandons us.
He can fill our desert with pools of water.




Psalm Prayer:

I lie in the dust;
Revive me by your word.
(Psalm 119:25)


© Elaine Starner 2015 Photo credits: Thanks to Claire Pridgeon, Paul Stutzman, and Lana Turner for sharing photography I’ve used on this site. (Click on each name to see more.)

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