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Drought Within

September 5, 2012

Sometimes we go through periods of drought in our lives. What we have loved seems dry and lifeless. We feel as if we have nothing more to give, and nothing to sustain us.

On occasion, we discard the familiar in the desperate hope that something new will fill the void within us. As if drinking sand could slake our thirst. More often than not, we stagger on, amazed that we can stand at all. We go through the motions, pay our bills, meet our commitments.

Then suddenly one day joy is restored to us. As simply as that, we can laugh again or appreciate the taste of a good hoagie.

God is with us through those arid times. We are never as alone as we may feel. His purpose may be beyond us, but He is not.

“ ‘I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert’ ” (Is. 43: 19).

Lord God, Most High, we praise Your name. You guide our footsteps, even when we know not. You guard and protect us, though we go astray.

Pour Your spirit out on us. Drench us.

Make a way where there was none. Lead us through the wilderness of this life to Living Water.


READERS CAN FIND MY VIEWS ON ABUSE AND ABUSE-RELATED ISSUES AT ANNA WALDHERR A Voice Reclaimed, Surviving Child Abuse  http://www.avoicereclaimed

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