I was awakened this morning by the rain beating against the roof. It’s hard to believe how much rain has fallen in the past 24 hours. As I look around it seems that a dry place can’t be found. The thirst of the earth is quenched by the outpouring of rain. Like the earth, sometimes our soul seems dry and thirsty. Around the holidays, there are people who find themselves depressed or sad because of one reason or another. Maybe it’s financial strain or the absence of a close relationship that was once there. Whatever the situation, there is hope for rain in those dry places.
In Psalm 143 King David is depressed and at a very low point in his life. He is struggling with depression, fear and lack of hope. He states in verse 6: “I lift my hands to you in prayer. I thirst for you as a parched land thirsts for rain.” He describes the condition of his soul as being dry like a parched land in need of rain. David knows that God is faithful and that He can quench that thirst in his soul.
Psalm 107:9 says “For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.” David knows that because of God’s faithfulness, He will bring David out of his distress. Jesus said that those who drink the water that He gives will never thirst again because it will be a fresh bubbling spring within them. (John 4:14)
I want to encourage you today if you’re feeling dry in your soul or maybe a little depressed. Lift your heart to the Lord in prayer and ask Him to fill your dry places with His rain. He hears you and He will answer you today because He is faithful and He cares for you. He doesn’t look at your financial status or your social position. He sees you as a father sees a child and He loves you!
I encourage you today with the words of Revelation 22:17: “The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come.’ Let anyone who hears this say, ‘come.’ Let anyone who is thirsty come. Let anyone who desires drink freely from the water of life.” The Spirit is calling you today to come, drink freely from the well that never runs dry. REACH FORWARD to Him and He will send His rain to fill the dry places in your life. Trust Him! Allow Him to fill you with joy this Christmas.