“Oh God you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.” Psalm 63:1
What a word picture. I love those – even though my learning style seems to be more audio than visual – still – there is NOTHING like the Psalms to quiet our spirit and make us STOP and think – ponder and reflect – to dig DEEP within ourselves – stir our hearts in surprising ways and touch us in a way that feels like we’re home.
Do you ever feel like you’re dry? You wonder where you’ll ever get water to make the dryness disappear? Do you feel like you’re in that dessert experience where nothing makes sense? I think we all have. David wrote many “blogs” or “Psalms” to express just how he felt – and his desire to know God – even when he didn’t understand his purpose on this earth – or his circumstances. Sometimes things are NOT revealed to us. Or if they are – it is sometimes many months or sometimes years later that we really understand the reason for them.
I do know this: There is a higher purpose for our wandering around and not knowing. It is through those times that great things are produced in our character and integrity – if we will allow it. I know that God has me in the palm of His hand – He has a plan for my life. I am absolutely convinced of this. I know I mess up – get off track – have to come back – repent and get into right relationship with Him again – but it does NOT diminish His purpose in and through my life. He takes me through these hard, and yes…dry times in my life to show me something new about myself – and mostly to help me understand and to serve others.
Will you allow Him to show you His purpose today? Can you sit back and relax and not try to “figure it out” all the time? Can you see the character building happening as you adjust and learn to cope with stress, pressure, disappointed and failure in your own life? I trust that you will. I trust that you will begin to see these circumstances in your life – in a new and fresh way. That in your search for water – and for answers – you will come to the true source of living water today.
I am praying for you