The scripture for today is Isaiah 41:17-18
Isaiah 41:17-18 When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongues fail for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them. I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.
The path to the Promised Land passes through the wilderness. We must walk through the wilderness of this world, with all of its challenges, hardships, enticements, and trials. We come to realize that there is nothing here that offers any true joy or leads to lasting happiness. The fleeting moments of glee are followed by the realization that tomorrow we must face the trials once again. We become tired and weary, seeking in the world that which it is unable to provide. But thank God for His grace. His mercy is extended to us and, because of His grace, we are not sentenced to live in this world of perpetual sin and disappointment then move from here to endless death. Thank God for Jesus Christ. It is He who has opened rivers in high places and fountains in the midst of the valleys. He has made the wilderness of our lives into pools of water. He has turned our dry land into springs of water.
There is never any reason for the children of God to fear. Never! God is our heavenly Father and His provision is not determined by what we have, but by what we need. We have the same Provider who brought water out of a rock and rained down bread from heaven for His people. Love always fulfills the need. When we put our trust in Him, the resources of heaven are at our disposal. In the midst of the darkest hour the presence and power of God are still shining brightly, available to all who cling to Him in faith. The river of living water flows because of the power of God and that river is unleashed in the life of every surrendered heart who receives the indwelling Holy Spirit. The Lord has not left us alone; He has and will provide for us. He is with us and in us. What should we fear? Nothing!
God bless you as you continue in His service.