Scripture Reading

Isaiah 41:17 When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.

Insight on the Word

Drought sometimes comes because of the decisions of those who lead and run our country. “Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The children of Israel and the children of Judah were oppressed together: and all that took them captives held them fast; they refused to let them go. A drought is upon her waters; and they shall be dried up: for it is the land of graven images, and they are mad upon their idols.” (Jeremiah 50:33, 38)

We ourselves can make bad decisions and bring on drought which can bring great harm to us. Jacob the supplanter said: “the drought consumed me.” (Genesis 31:40)

For the believer however, God has given many promises to deliver us in drought. We can be confident that God will lead us out of drought and bring us to water, even if it takes a miracle. “Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint;” (Deuteronomy 8:15)

In the midst of drought, God promises to guide and satisfy our souls to the point that our lives are like a well watered garden! “And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.” (Isaiah 58:11)

When God takes care of us during drought we are blessed and our life is sustained! But in addition, God get’s the glory for others: “…see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the LORD hath done this.” (Isaiah 41:20)

Speak the Word — When there is no water God will satisfy my thirst! (Isaiah 41:17)

Daily Bible Reading — 2 Samuel 5 – 8