It's Monday. It's raining. Does anyone remember the song "Rainy Days and Mondays" by the Carpenters? (I guess that shows my age!) It said that "rainy days and Mondays always get me down." Rainy days and Mondays make me want to get down in my bed!
We desperately need the rain. It will help boost our water supply in this year of drought. There were streams of yellow liquid flowing along the sidewalk, so thankfully the rain is washing the pollen away. That should make our noses and throats feel better. Flower gardeners and farmers are sure to appreciate the steady showers for their thirsty plants.
Hmmm. Are you experiencing your own type of "drought"? Do you feel like you are in the middle of a wilderness, a wasteland, or desert? Is there something lingering on the surfaces of your heart that needs washing away? Is there something that you are thirsting for? Some emptiness that just needs filling?
You know, we must turn to the only One who can meet our needs. No matter what we are going through, He is the God who sees. (Gen. 16:13) He sees our circumstances. He loves us unfailingly and desires to reveal that love to us wherever we are. He is the only One who can lead us out of wilderness and back into fertile land.
If there is residue that needs to be washed away, His grace is sufficient (2 Corinthians 12:9) to overcome our failings, to work in spite of our weaknesses, to cleanse our sin.
What leaves you thirsty, longing? You know, Jesus is famous for filling empty pitchers. Only He can truly satisfy our deepest desires. We may look for other substitutes. We may actually believe that something or someone else can fulfill our needs. But God created us with a void that only He can fill. He knows and loves us. He wants us to know and love Him.
Lord, "You are my God. Earnestly I seek you, my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water." (Ps 53:1) Scripture says that You forgive all my sins, heal all my diseases, that You redeem my life from the pit. Your Word tells me that You crown me with love and compassion, and that You satisfy my desires with good things. (Ps 103:2-5) Help me to allow You to shower me with Your love, even to be filled up to overflowing.