Living in a Desert?

November 01, 2014

“…the water I shall give him shall become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.” – John 4:14

If you’ve ever traveled through the desert, you’ll notice mile after mile of dry and barren landscape. Then suddenly, there’s a spot of green, some trees, bushes, and flowering plants. It always means there’s some kind of water source nearby. With water, the desert blossoms and comes to life. It is a beautiful site to behold.

The same is true in our lives. Perhaps you are going through a very difficult time in your life right now where you are being tempted to “feel” like God has let you down – like He can’t be bothered with your heartache — like He has completely forsaken you and you are living in a desert. Without God, we tend to dry up when life gets hard. It saps us of all our energy, creativity and drive. We eventually feel beaten down, worn out, and dried up. But Jesus says, “I am living water; anyone who accepts me will never be thirsty again.” He wasn’t talking about physical thirst. He was talking about satisfying our spiritual thirst so we can blossom and come to life.

What about it? Do you sometimes feel like a dry, dusty shrub in a desert of emptiness? Come to Christ and enjoy a cool drink of water whenever you need it.