Water from a rock

Psalm 105:41 “He opened the rock, and water gushed out; like a river it flowed in the desert.” (NIV)*

Indiana's Cool Creek (photo by Patty Perkins)

Indiana’s Cool Creek (photo by Patty Perkins)

I’d like to step over those rocks and move on to green pastures. Or, couldn’t he simply make the landscape rock free?

The rock that doesn’t budge is exactly where he wants to work. There’s life-giving water waiting for the redeemer’s tap.

Water gushes like a river when he taps rocks in desert places. He provides water not only for ourselves, but for other thirsty souls along the way.

Stuck in a desert dry, sun-scorched place? Surrounded by rocks and unable to move on to green pastures?

Let the rocks be tapped. Ask God to bring change into difficult situations. Good from bad. Life from death. Water from a rock. Step over the rock and you’ll miss blessings hidden under that rock solid surface.

And may that desert place be transformed into a lush, green, fertile valley of life-giving water.

*The One Year Bible, New International Version, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.


About Patty Perkins

I'm Patty, writer of the devotional blog, Beside Quiet Waters. I love writing, reading and taking long walks with my camera. I've been married to my loving husband for 32 years and we have two grown sons. I am thankful for a place to spill ink, in hopes of encouraging others to find daily hope and inspiration in God's Word. View all posts by Patty Perkins

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