In today’s reading*, God miraculously provides for His people over and over, in a different way each time.
Abundant water for the desperately thirsty, victory over attacking enemies, provision for the impoverished widow and her sons, a child for the barren woman, healing for the crippled man. What an amazing reminder to us of the power and love of God!
I encourage you to remind yourself today that this is the very same God you and I serve and worship. This is the same God who has called us (yes, us!) and chosen us to put His Kingdom on display in this City.
If there is need or scarcity in your life, if you are feeling crushed by hopes that never materialized or a situation that just isn’t showing any signs of improving –
I pray that faith would arise in your heart this morning. That you would fix your eyes on the One who knows exactly where you stand, exactly what you’re going through, and exactly what you need. He has the supply – and He loves you perfectly. So you can rest in Him, in the confidence that He will bring the answer at just the right time – and that He will sustain you while you wait on Him for it.
And as you wait, He will use you: in the middle of your brokenness, your thirst, your scarcity, your apparent barrenness and defeat - as a portal between heaven and earth, to pour out His supply through your surrendered heart to meet the needs of the people around you whom He so passionately desires to know His love.
Shake yourself from the dust, child of the King - He is shining in you. Let that light S H I N E.
*from June 22 One Year Bible reading, NLT