Have you ever been in God’s waiting room? You probably felt many emotions there. Discouragement, disappointment, anger, resentment, fatigue, and uncertainty showed up and threatened to absorb you. The changes you are going through now might feel like a roller coaster ride – up, down, and around. Keep holding on, and just remember this: God is always faithful!
Focus Scripture: Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Psalm 36:5
Inspired by “God’s Timing Is Perfect,” in Our Help: Devotions on Struggle, Victory, Legacy by Diane Proctor-Reeder
Jesus replied, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.”
Jesus had been traveling all morning and was tired from the journey. He was at a point where he had to pass through Samaria, so he sat down beside Jacobs’s well. It was around noon. Soon a Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus asked the woman to give him a drink. In this scenario, we would generally expect her to raise the bucket and then hand Jesus a cup. Instead, Jesus turned the tables. He offered to quench the woman’s thirst with living water. He explained to her that if she drank the water he offered, she would never grow thirsty again. It was the water that satisfies the body and nourishes the Spirit. And it flows like a spring welling up to eternal life.
From Near to the Brokenhearted.
Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field, which indeed is the least of all the seeds; but when it is grown it is greater than the herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches.”
Matthew 13:31-32 (NKJV)
Hannah’s mother had planted in her the seeds of faith. Life nourished those seeds and tested their resilience. Through good times and bad, winds and rains her seeds of faith stretched upward. And the sapling grew strong, standing like a pillar of hope in an open field. Others wondered how she had survived the storm. Her faith had given her the courage to stand.
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