Some time ago I really felt like giving up. Felt tired emotionally and physically. Then I remembered this story. Back in the 1800’s some explorers were going across the desert and didn’t bring enough water. They got tired and very thirsty so they started digging in different spots underneath the surface about a foot or two, trying to find water so they could get refreshed. Tired and thirsty they lost their lives in the desert because of a lack of water and fatigue. Many years later, it was discovered that there was water right there where they had lost their lives about three feet under the ground. If they would have just dug down a little bit further, they would have found the water and saved their lives.
Today, the principle is the same when you’re in a dry tired season of life, and not getting any good breaks, business is slow, or you’re struggling with relationships. It’s easy to think, “I’m too tired, I can’t go on, things will never change. I’m not going to see my dreams come true. I’m an emotional and spiritual wreck”. Don’t give up and die like those early explorers, water is there. You’re a foot away from that blessing. Provision and increase is right here. You just must hang on in there and dig down a little deeper. If you will shake off tiredness, shake off self-pity, shake off what didn’t work out, shake off complacency and turn up your faith and praise, you’ll soon tap into the blessing and provision He has prepared for every area of your life! Hallelujah!
“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up” (Galatians 6:9, NLT)
Yahweh, thank You for Your provision and blessing in my life. Father, at times I get tired and emotionally I say I’m through, I’m physically hurting and spiritually I’m sick and tired of falling short of Your expectations. I know that You are making a way in my desert even when I don’t see a way. God, help me to stand strong in You so that I may see the harvest of blessings You have prepared for me. Please, Lord, give me the power to keep digging till I reach my God-given purpose in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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