Empty. Afraid. Worried. Lonely. Distraught. Despair. Uncertain. Unable to control.
The things that used to provide some certainty, stability and footing underneath are no longer sure. Life as we knew it has been shaken. It’s probably safe to say we have all been shaken, in an emotional sense and hopefully a spiritual sense as well. But God is not shaken. Now, more than ever, we need to find and establish our footing in Christ. That’s my desire and I hope it’s yours, too.
When our footing is uncertain, we want to fix it. We want to gain certainty. The only way to do that is to go to God. As I’ve been spending time with Him, He has impressed the word “draw” on my heart again and again. The meanings I want to focus on are “to draw from” and “to draw on”.
To draw from = to obtain something from a particular source.
To draw on = to make use of something gradually gained or saved.
Psalm 84:6 Passing through the valley of Baca, they make it a wellspring; yay, the early rain cover it with blessings. (Go ahead and read the entire chapter).
Baca signifies a place of weeping or a dry valley. The people are in a state of sorrow and thirst. But they don’t stay there. They make it a wellspring. How they respond and who they turn to makes all the difference how they perceive their valley; what they experience in their valley.
Wellspring = an original and bountiful source of something.
God is near. Draw on Him. Draw from Him. Keep drawing. Never stop. He is the well that never runs dry. Dip your bucket in again and again and again. Dip your bucket in with trust and consistency. Dip your bucket in and be refreshed again and again. You can go to The Well at any time, as much as you’d like. No travel required.
When you are thirsty, you take big gulps of water. When you are winded, you take big gulps of air. When you are spiritually dry or in a place of need and uncertainty, I encourage you to take big gulps of Him. Again and again and again.
You can’t draw anything out of the well if you don’t go to the well.
From our friend and Treasure, Vonda Sellers