Words of Encouragement | Looking Deeper

80b6c25734b8177219779a990ff77134Years ago, we dug a well. The people we hired came out and set up their equipment and began to drill. They had to go through feet of shale, which is a very hard rock. About 700 feet later, they finally hit water!

Do you ever have days of feeling like you are “digging through feet of shale”? Life can dish us things that are down-right hard. Emotions of weariness, exhaustion, sorrow, depression, anxiety (along with a long list of other emotions) can flood our spirit.

The Lord is our source of Living Water. In John 4:14, Jesus Himself says, “but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

As you go throughout your day “digging” in this well called “life”, please remember that Jesus is offering us something. He clearly is not forcing us, as we can see in this passage, to drink. It is a choice that we make. We can either sit and wallow, or we can drink.

Let’s take some advice from Isaiah 12:3-6. It says, “Therefore with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. And in that day you will say: ‘Praise the Lord, call upon His name; declare His deeds among the peoples, make mention that His name is exalted. Sing to the Lord, for He has done excellent things; this is known in all the earth. Cry out and shout, O inhabitant of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel in your midst!’”

  • With JOY we will draw water from the well. Choose to rejoice in the good things. Praise His holy name. He has saved us!
  • Call upon His name. Ask Him for His help. He is the one we go to. His name is POWERFUL.
  • Declare the great and excellent things He has done. Let people know what He has done. Remind people that He is to be lifted up.
  • Cry out and shout…sing songs of praise to Him. He is the Holy One. And, He IS in our midst.

It is easy to get caught up in the miseries of life. It is a choice of what we decide to do with life’s trials. But, let’s encourage one another to go to the Living Water and drink; let’s share with others about this Water!


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