Lent – Day 30
Pure Water for Your Thirsty Soul
“He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things” Psalm 107:9
Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to Me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in Me will never be thirsty.” John 6:35
In John 6:35, Jesus promises that with Him, you will never be thirsty. This metaphor of living water took on new meaning for me when clean water no longer flowed easily from my tap. In the days of the prophets, and in many places of the world still, water is neither conveniently available nor guaranteed. And sometimes, like with my well, it’s contaminated.
Sin, like the pollution in my well, muddies our longings to the point that it’s hard to make sense of what’s true.
It’s human nature to mistake our lack of something for a lack of God’s provision. When I peer deeply into my desires, I usually find that what I’m longing for is more of God, not the thing I thought I needed.
Jesus says when He gives you water, it’s like your soul returning home. Jesus promises companionship (Matthew 28:20), shared glory (1 Corinthians 2:9) and joy that leads to dancing (John 15:11; Psalm 30:11). God can even use hardship to quench your thirst because it forces you to rely more on Him. In the end, you get more of what you really need: Him.
God’s Word brings prosperity, not by way of convenience or material wealth but in sustenance. He guarantees that His Word always produces fruit in your life. That’s the kind of promise only God can make! Only His guarantee of “always” can quench any and every longing that you or I might mistake for lack.
Reflect, Respond and Pray
What do you feel you are lacking right now? How does what’s missing help you identify an aspect of God that you long for?
Read Isaiah 55 and circle or list the things from this passage that God promises to provide.
Praise God for His promises, and pray that He will quench your thirst by giving you more of Himself.