God Does the Impossible to Provide for People Who Need Him
January 13, 2015 Year B
“The poor and the needy seek water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. I, Yahweh, will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them. I will open rivers on the barren heights, and springs in the middle of the plains. I will turn the desert into a pool of water and dry land into springs of water. I will plant cedars in the desert, acacias, myrtles, and olive trees. I will put juniper trees in the desert, elms and cypress trees together, so that all may see and know, consider and understand, that the hand of the Lord has done this, the Holy One of Israel has created it.” (Isaiah 41:17–20, HCSB)
In this passage, the poor and needy seek water and don’t find it. They cry out to God and He helps them. He opens rivers, He turns desert into water, He plants fruitful trees in the desert. He does the impossible to provide for those who need Him.
Why does He do this? God is in the providing for the poor and needy business. He does this so that EVERYONE can see, know, consider, and understand that God provides for those who call upon Him.
Application: Do I want to see God do the impossible in my life? Do I want to see Him miraculously provide for me and my family? Then I have to ask. I have to beg like a poor and needy person. My posture is just as important as my petition. God wants me to beg Him for help.
Prayer: Right now, I beg you to provide for me and my family. Yes, I may have taken Your provision for granted. But I confess that sin and I ask You to help me. Help us where we need Your need. Thank You that You do the impossible to provide for me.