He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said , out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. – John 7:38 KJV
Are you handing out toxic water? If you feel like God has left you to travel alone in the wilderness and you fret, and murmur to anyone who’ll listen, the water you’re sharing with others is not the flowing rivers of living water that Christ talks about in the Scriptures above, but instead resembles the more toxic and bitter water of Marah.
“Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah.” – Exodus 15:23
Through desolate land Moses led thirsty Isrealites to water only to discover that it was undrinkable. Undrinkable water is not fit for sharing.
Not only can water from that type of well be bitter and hard to swallow, it can also be toxic. Poisonous to those unlucky enough to drink from it.
James 3:11 reminds us that fresh water and bitter cannot come from the same opening. But here’s the good news! We serve an awesome God who is big enough to handle your distrust, disappointments and broken dreams. As a matter of fact, He welcomes them. “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden … and ye shall find rest unto your souls.” – Matthew 11:28 & 29 KJV.
God is waiting for you. Pour out your heart before Him. If you’re tired, feel alone or find that you’re sharing water from a tainted well, reach out to Him. Not only is He the true source of all soul-quenching Water, He’s also the Great Physician; so whether you’ve found yourself encamped by the bitter waters of Marah or suffering from the effects of drinking someone else’s toxic water, you’re in Good Hands. Because only God alone can turn the most bitter water sweet and make the most toxic soul clean. Cry out to Him. He’s waiting.
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