You Don't Have To Stay Dry - No. 99

Isaiah 43:20, “I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.”
 

Are you going through a desert place in your life? Do you feel dry, empty and with nothing left to give? Don’t despair, dear one. You are in the very place for God to pour into your life.

The children of Israel experienced the desert, not just for a day, but for 40 years! And they didn’t just land there. God led them into the wilderness to test them and to see what was in their heart. (Deuteronomy 8:2) But even in the desert wilderness, when there was no sign of water, when they thought God had deserted them, when they were ready to go back to Egypt – God was still there. He did not let them thirst. He wanted to show His people that they couldn’t do it without totally relying upon Him.

We also cannot walk through the wilderness of this earth on our own resources either. They don’t last. They run out quickly. But what joy to know that in the heart of our everlasting Father are inexhaustible wells that never run dry.

Our love wanes. We think we have no love left, but there is a well of love that never runs dry.

Our patience dries up quickly. We become frustrated and quick-tempered. But oh there is a well of long-suffering that is inexhaustible.

Our joy runs out. We become cranky and irritable. Oh dear one, there is a well of joy, a well of victory, a well of salvation that is everlasting.

Draw from these wells. Drink deeply. There is everything you need in the heart of the Father. “Therefore with joy shall ye draw water from the wells of salvation.” (Isaiah 12:3) 

When we came out to the land where we now live, we had to drill a well. They drilled to over 400 feet and still found no water! And every foot cost money. We were not very happy. We sought advice from the geological experts and started drilling another well. They drilled to 250 feet and still no water! I have never seen my husband depressed until this moment! The next morning the drillers came to take away their equipment but first checked the second well. Praise the Lord. We had water. We rejoiced. They put down the pump and we thought we were set. We enjoyed water for about three weeks until one day no water came from the tap!

What were we to do? How could we live without water? My husband threw a stone down the first well and could hear some water that had gathered and in faith he asked the drillers to put the pump down that well. They resisted but eventually did what he asked. My father arrived from New Zealand at that time and also prayed over the well. God did a miracle and we have continued to receive water from this well for the last three years. However, it is not an over abundant supply. We conserve our water very carefully. If we use more than our quota, it runs out.

We may have a survival well, but God has a bottomless well. You can draw until you overflow. You can drink until you are satiated. God does not give you a trickle of water.  He pours it out. "I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring."(Isaiah 44:3) 

God gushed the waters out for His people.  “And they thirsted not when he led them through the deserts: he caused the waters to flow out of the rock for them, he cleaved the rock also, and the waters gushed out.” (Isaiah 48:21) And “He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out; they ran in the dry places like a river.” (Psalm 105:41)

There is no excuse to stay dry and empty. Draw from the never-ending wells that are daily available to you.

 

Love from NANCY CAMPBELL

 

PRAYER:

“Oh Lord, I run out of my resources so quickly, but I thank you that I can draw from your inexhaustible resources. I drink from your living well today. I draw from your unlimited wells of love, peace and joy. Thank you for pouring out your water upon me. Amen.”

 

AFFIRMATION:

 
 

“Here’s my cup, fill it up, fill it up, fill it up,

Then I will taste, I will drink, I will savor life,

Oh let it overflow…”

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