The other day I was watching this movie where they were in training—fighting with real swords and one young man got beaten so bad it looked like he was near death. Then he heard the voice of his father telling him to go to this nearby stream. When he crawled to the edge of the stream and his hand barely touched the water, suddenly all his wounds disappeared and his strength turned to super strength—The water seemed to be his source of unimaginable power because his father was the Greek god Neptune.

How many of us have been beaten by life so badly that we actually felt like we were dying? Dying mentally, physically, and spiritually? Crawling through the dregs of life seeking a touch or to touch anything that would rejuvenate us to another level of strength enabling us to fight another day and overcome. In Psalm 95:8 the psalmist exhorts the reader, “Today, if you will hear His voice: ‘Do not harden your hearts‘” (NKJV). Notice it says if you will hear his voice. In times of hardships do we allow God’s voice to penetrate the walls of our minds built with “I need an answer right now”, “I can’t handle this—it’s too much!”, or my personal favorite “God do you see what I’m going through?” Or do we turn and go in the opposite direction of His voice simply because we did not have on the helmet of salvation and allowed the enemy to plant more seeds of doubt, frustration, and confusion in our minds which widened the gap even more.

You might not think you need water…

Sometimes when we are going through extreme hardships the answers God gives us may be in total opposition to what we want to hear. He does not always deliver us from the situation but sustains us while we’re in it. (Isaiah 41:10) The word teaches us that He knows our needs before we even ask. (Matthew 6:8 NKJV) You might not think you need water…you might think you need something else. But do you need a drink? If we obey those answers in spite of ourselves our trip through the deserts of our minds won’t be a pointless 40-day crawl but a short-distance crawl with a purpose…

Remember what Jesus told the Samaritan woman at the well?  Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” (John 4:13-14 NKJV)

And just like that Samaritan woman—you’ll finally realize that you do need a drink of His water. And once drank not only will you be strengthened but you will have an unimaginable word for others to read and hear. Because our God IS God!

May the Blessings of the LORD be with you today and always. Thank you for your continued readership and support. Until next week…Blessings and Peace!

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