The earth has been parched, craving the rain for weeks now. The grass in our backyard is yellow and dead and hard under our bare feet.
The weather service says we’re not in a drought. I find it hard to believe, even though I know the designation has to do with water table levels and other such things. Our rivers and creeks are almost like rock beds.
Our farmers’ fields are dry and not growing.
Sometimes my soul feels the same way. Like there are days when I feel so dry, my insides being strangled by the vines withering in the hot rays of the sun.
Everything I try fails, falling on the dry, dead earth.
Each effort I make to improve our finances sputters to a start then runs out of air, out of gas, out of water, or success, or whatever you want to say.
It’s on days like that that I look for water to quench my thirst. Yes, only Jesus can really quench our deep, soul-level thirst but on the more surface level, I look for things like good books, good food, good people and they help me on a physical and mental level at least.
God never promised our lives would be easy but he promised He’d be there when they weren’t easy.
He never promised we wouldn’t go thirsty or our souls wouldn’t dry up in the heat of it all. What he did promise is that the well that provides his living water will never go dry.
How do you refill the well of your soul?
With things? With social media?
Or with better things like good books, good food, good people and ….?