God’s Refreshing Promises

For I will pour out water on the thirsty land and streams on the dry ground. Isaiah 44:3

Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19

This morning I came to God exhausted. Life has just been busy with situations amongst my church family and immediate family that are out of my “normal” routine. Each of these situations have actually been beautiful and wonderful blessings that I have enjoyed being able to help minister in.  Regardless of how wonderful they have been, I realized that I am tired. This morning I need to give myself more than just a sip of the Holy Spirit, I needed a good quenching drink of Him.

When I woke up this morning the scripture that came to mind was Isaiah 40: 29 & 31, ” He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He increases power… Yet those who wait for the Lord, will gain new strength.” I picked up my bible to turn to this familiar passage and found myself stopping  in chapters 43 & 44.

As I began to read chapter 43:19 my ears perked up as the Holy Spirit was tapping me on the shoulder saying, “Wake up, don’t miss this.”  As I read on through the chapter I found myself agreeing with God that I wanted the “drink” He had for me today and my expectation grew to see what that quenching word was going to be.  I finished reading chapter 43 and went on over to chapter 44 and began to read.  At verse three I felt the Holy Spirit begin to stir within me.

“For I will pour out water on the thirsty land and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring, and My blessing on your descendants.”  images-38

This morning God had something new for me; something that I was not even aware that I needed to hear. This morning the water for my soul, the strength that I needed -was a promise from God! The promise that His Spirit would be poured out on my children!  As I read on in verses four and five it said this, “This one will say, ‘I am the Lord’s’; and that one will call on the name of Jacob; And another will write on his hand, ‘Belonging to the Lord.  

My heart was filled with joy and peace and excitement! I could feel energy flooding my body!  Today the water for my soul was a promise that both of my kids were going to proclaim that they belong to the Lord! His promise was the antidote for my weariness.

My husband and I have been raising our children in the Lord. Although they are little, the enemy will tempt me to worry and fret about when they will come to know God as their savior.  I had not verbalized this worry because I feared it showed that I lacked faith. Our God is so good, that even in our frail humanness He speaks to the wonderings of our heart that have not been verbalized.  God knows me, and He knew just what my heart needed today.  I needed a promise!  The promise that I can lay down my unspoken worries because both of my kids will have “Belonging to the Lord,” written on their hands!!  My kids will call out, “I belong to the Lord!”

Not only is that an amazing word, but God is the Promise Keeper!  He never breaks His promises!! So today I am choosing to trust God and take Him at His word. images-37

Do you need a new fresh word today? Are you at the point today where you are weary and tired like I was? Go to God and His word and let Him pour something new in you today!  He is the living God and His word is living and active.  Go sit in His presence today and let Him bring life to the dead places in your life today!

I am wondering, do you need to know that God is a Promise Keeper?  Maybe He spoke a promise over you years ago and you have yet to see it come to fruition, don’t lose heart.  Or maybe you heard a promise and the circumstances you are in right now make it hard to hold on to that promise, don’t lose heart- remember God keeps His word! He has not forgotten about you or the promise He has made you.  God is faithful and will finish what He begins. Be encouraged today that our God is the God who sees you and He hears you.  Don’t lose heart.

For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal, and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay. Habakkuk 2:3

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