Encouragement for the Thirsty Soul
"But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:14
Have you lately found yourself in a season of spiritual dryness? Has your desire for God's word been found wanting, or have you been so wound up in the busyness of life that praying seems more like a chore than a privilege?
More often than not, we find ourselves apathetic about the means of grace our merciful God has given us. We thirst so greatly for God, but we settle on small droplets of the temporal rather than running to the wellspring, where living water flows for our dehydrated souls (Psalm 42:1-2).
Sisters, the daily discipline of coming to our Savior—thirsty for Him—is something that's not programed into our flesh but encouraged by the Holy Spirit. You may find the need to step away from the noise and craziness to rest in your Savior's arms, and that's okay. Shall we remember Martha and Mary (Luke 10:38-42)? Who did our Lord praise? It wasn't the busyness of Martha but the restfulness of Mary at her Savior's feet to glean from Him before anything else.
I pray we will have hearts more like Mary. Better yet, I pray we will have hearts more like Christ (Luke 5:16). Come away, and be with the One who loved you first. Drink from the waters that never run dry.
Lord, apathy and unbelief lay so heavy on us at times. We know the things we ought to do to quench our thirsty souls. Please give us the strength to do so, out of love for You and what You have done. In Christ's name we pray, amen.
Are you currently spiritually thirsty? What is stopping you from coming to God in faith and being washed in His Word and by His Spirit?
Born and raised in Texas, Emerald Zimny enjoys coffee, books, and spending time with loved ones. Her favorite breed of dog is a Corgi, and she loves listening to smooth jazz while learning a new word a day from the dictionary. Her heroes in the faith are Elisabeth Elliot, R.C. Sproul Sr., and John MacArthur.