The Lord will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, And strengthen your bones, You shall be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. Isaiah 58:11
When it is winter in the northern hemisphere, it is harmattan – dry season – in countries like Ghana which lie just below the Sahara desert. Both winter and harmattan dry up or kill green vegetation. They are seasons of dryness or drought.
Life also has its seasons. There are moments when life appears dry, boring and nothing we do yields the results we expect. In the dry season life becomes a struggle.
God promises us that even in the dry season of our lives, He is able to make a difference in our conditions. There are five things He promises in our verse for today.
• The Lord will guide you: He will show you what to do in the dry season.
• He will satisfy your soul : this is spiritual nourishment. Spiritual renewal precedes all other forms of renewal. The Lord touches us with strength on the inside to deal with the dryness on the outside.
• He will strengthen your bones: the bones act as the main structure on which your body is built. In the dry season, God will not allow you to be broken or crushed.
• You shall be like a watered garden: although everything around you is dry, God can make you function like a person who is blessed. You will be refreshed not with the waters of the earth but the waters of heaven.
• Your waters shall not fail: in times of drought, the Holy Spirit releases the rivers of living water out of our hearts to water the conditions around us.
Prayer: Water me, O Lord, with the water of life.
Scriptural Reading: Isaiah 58:1-14
Source: Living Word Devotional