Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary & carry heavy burdens….”
Sometimes life feels like a desert.
Dry. Harsh. Thorny. Bleak. Desolate.
This week many around me have experienced unwelcomed pain, leaving people feeling parched and lonely. I’ve had prayer requests for difficult work situations, challenging health diagnoses, rocky relationships, etc., and I’ve joined twitterverse in praying for a family who lost their home, a young mother whose husband died in a tragic accident, and another wife & mom who suffered from a stroke.
The heat of life sucks away one’s breath.
But when life dehydrates us, God fills our pores with His hydrating spirit.
One with an open heart doesn’t necessarily see circumstances change immediately, but they are provided Life-Given energy to put one foot in front of another. Uninvited fear and pain gives way to refreshed peace. There is hope.
God promises to be living water (John 4:10) every moment of every day. He gives us what we need in every situation so that we no longer seek comfort and strength from the things in this life, but from the One who has conquered this world.
So drink the Living Water.
And, as you do so, I invite you to share in the comments any prayer requests that you’d like others in the body of Christ to raise on your behalf.
You are never alone. Christ meets you intimately where you are at. And, the community He created you in lifts you up.
We ALWAYS have what we need in the Lord.
Beyond that, He promises
...and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28