"Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. The beasts of the field will glorify Me, the jackals and the ostriches, because I have given waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to My chosen people" (Isaiah 43:19-20 NASB).
So, go ahead, children of God, take a drink of God’s goodness. Why not even wade in the waters of His provision for deliverance and salvation? And maybe even thank Him for the mountains and the valleys and the storms and the roads and the rivers and the springs and the fountains and, yes, especially the waterfalls. It’s true HE REALLY IS GOOD, all the time, and He really does want to trouble the waters for YOU just like He did for those Israelites so long ago.
"Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand" (Isaiah 41:10 NASB).
"The afflicted and needy are seeking water, but there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst; I, the Lord, will answer them, Myself, as the God of Israel I will not forsake them. I will open rivers on the bare heights and springs in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water and dry land fountains of water. I will put the cedar in the wilderness, the acacia and the myrtle and the olive tree; I will place the juniper in the desert together with the box tree and the cypress, that they may see and recognize, and consider and gain insight as well, that the hand of the Lord has done this, and the Holy One of Israel has created it" (Isaiah 41:17-20 NASB).
One weekend in the North Carolina mountains, my husband and I were led to visit a place called Dry Falls. To say it was the antithesis of dry understates the reality of the tremendous surge of water we witnessed pouring over its high bluff. Standing very small at the base of this magnificent waterfall while its deafening waters pounded the nearby boulders, I couldn’t help but ponder the power of God. I felt sure the Lord was saying that I would see His goodness breaking forth on our behalf despite the appearance of things going on around us. Sometimes, in the midst of the troubling noise, we lose hope because of our limited perspective and our lack of patience. Nevertheless, there is a God whose love endures forever and whose plans are to prosper us and give us hope and a future. Remember, He is our Good Shepherd, and He meets all our needs and fills our cups to overflowing. In Him there is no lack. He is everything we need. He is our hope! He is our deliverance and our salvation. He says to us,
If God promises to do all this, how much more will He do for You? We serve a mighty, loving God, able who is able, in Himself, to be all that we need. I urge you to put all your hope and trust in Him today. He will not disappoint. He promises in His word,
Waters in the Wilderness
“For the Lord is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting and His faithfulness to all generations” (Psalm 100:5 NASB).
By, Ginger E. Mosher
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