“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God… Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God” (Psalm 42:1, 5).
Sometimes we don’t realize how dry our soul becomes. We think we’re just feeling a little down… a little anxious… a little discouraged or tired… maybe even overwhelmed. Everything going on in our world today is enough to suck you bone dry.
Jesus says, “Whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life” (John 4:14).
A prophetical message we heard recently in our church echoed this scripture. Taste and see that I am good! Drink from me and quench your thirst!
Like the sons of Korah ask in Psalm 42, ask yourself, “Why am I so dry? Why is my soul full of fear and depression?” What have you been filling your mind with? Whatever you’re allowing in is what is coming out. You know the old saying, Garbage In, Garbage Out.
After you reflect on that question comes the response where you get to preach to yourself! Tell yourself, “Put your hope in God!” Fill your mind with the truth of God’s Word! Start a Bible plan. Unfollow the social media groups that are posting all kinds of discouragement and follow @Hillside.Switch and @HillsideAssembly and other Christian pages that get you thinking about heavenly things.
After you finish challenging yourself, finish off with praising God for who He is and what He’s done. Let the living water of Jesus overflow and affect everyone around you!
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