I wanted to share a journal entry that washed over me a couple of days ago. My heart aches deeply for our thirsty earth and the parched souls searching desperately for something to satisfy the arid places within.
We have never been more thirsty for Your living water! We are searching for it in our own selves and strength. We are looking for it in other people’s affirmations and approvals! We are needing it to come from “comfort” food.
We are guzzling down drink after drink- preworkout, energy drink, wine, whiskey, water, just to be filled and then parched again and again!
We are so thirsty for You and won’t come to You. We run to our own self sufficiency. We can do it. We can save ourselves. And we fail and we become hopeless. And we take the lives of our false idols, our own lives, in hopes to end the pain, to fill the thirst of our souls. But it doesn’t work. We are still thirsty for You.
But You say that You are the giver of living water, a water that can quench our endless, eternal thirst. Father, we need You!
“But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” John 4:14