Deep Wells & Living Water

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Sometimes I find myself putting boundaries on what God can do because I see Him as I see myself – with scarce resources, limited power and finite knowledge.

When up against a difficult situation, I think, “This is way too hard.”

I wonder, “How am I ever going to get through this?”

And I figure, “I’m just not smart enough, strong enough, capable enough, don’t have enough (or fill-in-the-blank enough) to accomplish this.”

Sometimes I try to fit God in a box to understand him better. If I can’t reasonably figure out how a problem will be resolved, I consider the situation hopeless.

I can be quick to place limitations on God – on what He can or can’t do – primarily based on the limitations I have as a human being. I forget who God really is.

I fail to remember that He’s always been so faithful.

I lose track of His abundant goodness.

I take my eyes off of Him, failing to see His almighty power consistently at work in my life.

Our circumstances don’t surprise Jesus. They aren’t too difficult for him either.

He does, however, ask that we see him with eyes of faith. Eyes that will see beyond the natural and concrete, into the vast possibilities of what God is fully capable of doing and eager to do for us!

God is so much bigger than we can ever imagine. His power is greater than anything we have ever experienced.

He can bring water out of the driest well. His living water can refresh the thirstiest soul. His life can breathe hope into the darkest, deepest well of need you have.

Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” John 4:10

So instead of staring down into the deepness of whatever well you’re facing, look up and see the greatness of God’s provision.

  • How do you walk by faith when you don’t understand what God is doing?
  • Where are you finding yourself limiting God?
  • Where do you need His living water to refresh your life?

2 thoughts on “Deep Wells & Living Water

  1. Wonderful post and something I think we will have to be mindful of our entire lives. I personally depend on my Quiet Time with God to remind myself that He is faithful and good and trustworthy. I also depend on this time to identify where I am weak or limiting or trying to take control.

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