Thursday, April 24, 2014

Our Hidden Well

What makes the desert beautiful 
is that somewhere it hides a well. 
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

To live in peace and stay at rest,
we must believe the hidden well
is more real than the barren desert--
despite the 360 virtual tour of barren land
continually offered by the enemy of our soul.

The LORD will guide you continually, 
giving you water when you are dry 
and restoring your strength. 
You will be like an ever-flowing spring. 
Isaiah 58:11

He is our hidden well.
"Believe in Me so that rivers of living water 
will flow out of your innermost being."
I often find wells in His promises,
those words He has given me to stand on.
When I don't know which way to turn, 
I go to one of His promises
and stay there until I am filled.
When the enemy points to the desert places, 
and I find my strength being sapped, 
I remember that there is refuge in a hidden well.
One such well for me is Psalm 138:8:
"The Lord will perfect that which concerns me;
for Your faithful love endures forever."
His promise and His presence become one
and my strength gets restored.

The parched ground is becoming a pool,
and springs of water satisfying the thirsty land.
Isaiah 35:7
Lord, Your presence satisfies where ever I am.
The desert is a beautiful place 
because I find You there.
You remind me that I am filled 
with springs of living water because
I am a carrier of Your presence.
When I feel shallow and empty, 
You lead me into the depths of Your love
and coax my anxious heart to be at rest.
Your promises are always yes and amen.
I sit at these wells of Your goodness; 
I find You here.

Poetic truth is a beautiful echo, 
leading me to the clear sound in Your Word 
that I might sit awhile and find You.
You are always waiting;
You are always good.

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