"He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, 'From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.'" John 7:38
Sometimes we get into positions of desperation or struggle and we wonder if we can ever be used by God again. But questioning whether we are or whether we are not is a bit self-absorbed.
Wondering such a thing removes us from trusting Him and putting responsibility upon ourselves. Our world is decaying, but it has not decayed.
We have no need to know if we are being used of God.
No need to worry.
When we love Him, desire to serve Him, humble ourselves to Him, we will in our innermost being flow rivers of living water.
Such a comfort to know that our own power, or will, or strength can be removed and His river of living water will continue to flow from our lives.
A young mother tired from the day with little ones grabbing all your attention and energy?
A father confused by the frustrations you hear from your teenagers as you leave to provide the best you can for their needs and future?
A grandmother working the hours long and hard to be able to get home and rest your feet?
A teenager staying up late to get the project done?
A paraplegic weak and weary from the never ending job of rebuilding and exercising parts of your body you should not have to depend on for what you are depending on them for?
A heart attack survivor?
A diabetic, cancer patient, family member, nurse, firefighter, pastor, mom, or dad?
Struggling with the stage the world is in today?
Every one of us comes to the end of our resources. And sometimes we cry out to God, "Can You even use me in the mess I find myself in? In this weariness I enter into? In the darkness, the endings, the sadness, the worry.
And God says, "He who believes in Me, from your innermost being will flow rivers of living water."
Take heart dear friend, you are being used.
Settle into the refreshing river of living water that God has blessed you in.
He refreshes us moment by moment. Delve into His words and know that He is holding you tightly, He holds you together. (Colossians 1:17)
Know that His voice can be heard by His sheep, His children. (John 10:27)
He is with you and will never leave you. (Deuteronomy 31:6)
He will come in and strongly support those whose hearts are His. (2 Chronicles 16:9)
And let us glorify the Father until we see Him face to face. His words pour over us in our weakness. He desires us to know He is there.
Take the down time to delve into His words. He is waiting to meet you there.
Because He is the I am, i am
May your days be blessed.
Robyn & Biff Cox