Psalm 107:35-36 Oasis with Water #178
Last week I posted about the pools of water in Isaiah 41, but I am not stopping there because today I want to share Psalm 107. Over and over throughout scripture God references a dry area of land and then mentions a body of water that washes the dryness away, including in Psalm 107. I was reminded of this yesterday as we received a downpour of rain all morning. Within a matter of hours, every dry place in town was completely saturated and soaked.
Psalm 107:35-36 in the Passion Translation says “But he also can turn a barren wilderness into an oasis with water! He can make springs flow into desert lands, And turn them into fertile valleys so that cities spring up.” God wants to take every dry, desolate and barren place in your life and bring refreshing rain to them all. He desires to make something beautiful out of nothing.
If you have ever driven on an outer lane during or after a storm, you know quickly the rain can gather and cause your car to hydroplane. What I love about that visual, is that it doesn’t take long. Literally in a matter of minutes of raining, the streets can start flooding. Yet sometimes when the rain starts it’s much lighter and maybe even so light the rain gauge doesn’t even pick up anything.
God’s no different. Sometimes he will bring an oasis of water in an instant and sometimes he will just sprinkle a little here and there. What is important is not the length of time or how he does it, but that he always turns the “barren wilderness” into a “fertile valley” in his timetable. Whatever barrenness you are experiencing today, take your focus off your problems and instead stay focused on the source of water; Christ!
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