The Samuel Project (Day 10): God Speaks to the Thirsty

Water is essential to the human body. A person can, generally speaking, only last about a week without it. Another interesting fact? A person can not store up the water necessary for survival. It must be replenished daily.

One of the symptoms of dehydration in a person is fatigue. Without water, your body does not have what it needs to function and you become weary, exhausted.

Does life have you tired and worn out? Could it be that you are just plain thirsty? If so, God has a word for you.

What I Read:

Isaiah 55:1-13 / Jeremiah 2:5-13

What He Said:

God knows that life is hard. He is well aware of our fragility and what it takes for us to survive. That is why He calls the thirsty to come to Him.

Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters. – Isaiah 55:1

He knew we would need Him – the living water – for our spirits to thrive in this barren land. Without Him pouring into us, we become weary. We begin to just shrivel up spiritually. All we have to do to be refreshed and refilled is come to Him.  Sometimes, though, we think we can do it all on our own.

For My people have committed a double evil: They have abandoned Me, the fountain of living water, and dug cisterns for themselves, cracked cisterns that can hold no water. – Jeremiah 2:13

I love the imagery of God as a fountain and us as cracked cisterns.  When we immerse ourselves in God and His Word, the water is constantly flowing over us. It refreshes us and giving us energy.  The problem comes when we think okay, I’m feeling good. I can step away and handle it on my own for awhile.  You see, we are just broken cisterns.  So, the moment we walk away from God, the water leaks out through the cracks and, in no time at all, we’re dry.  We become dehydrated and dehydration brings weariness.

Does a certain trial have you down right now? Are you feeling weary and parched? Maybe, you’re just a little dehydrated. If that sounds like you, God invites you to come. Drink freely without shame.

O 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 NIV


This post is part of a 31 Day series. Read the first post here.

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