Word-Filled Wednesday

It happens every year. Along one of the main roads that I travel to town there is a storm drain at the bottom of a hill. During most of the year you’d never even know it was there. But when the rains begin each fall, wonderful things begin to happen to that nondescript circle in the middle of the road. I can’t help but wonder if anyone but me even notices it when to me it speaks volumes.

I think of all the dry spells in my life; I’m in one now. The days are long and exhausting, and sometimes I wonder how I will make it through to the next one. But everytime I pass this place in the road, my hope is renewed, and God reminds me that He will make streams in the desert places of my life, that He will give me beauty for ashes, that there is no place so dry He can’t reach it, and that no matter how awful I feel, He is there to satisfy my thirsty soul.

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18 Responses to Word-Filled Wednesday

  1. Esthermay says:

    The photo speaks to me of LIFE. It is persistent since CREATION!
    Wonderful observation. Happy WFW!

  2. Rebecca says:

    So, so encouraging to me today. Thank you.

  3. hip chick says:

    I know that there are times when I see God doing that in my life also. What a great description and picture for that verse. And, what a great reminder for us all to keep our eyes open for the things that the Lord is doing in our lives…even when we are not at our best.

  4. Denise says:

    Awesome photo and verse.

  5. Deanna says:

    Your verse goes so well with Amydeanne’s verse today. Finding joy and delight in the small things…. listening to God’s voice… what joy that is!

  6. Laurie Ann says:

    Beautiful illustration of the new things God does for us. Finding joy in the beauty of a storm drain – I’d say your dry season is coming to an end, my friend. I’m praying for you. Happy WFW!

  7. Melanie says:

    This is cool! Love the thoughts you shared on the picture and then the scripture to go along with it.

    Happy WFW!

  8. Jill says:

    Your description before the verse and picture was awesome. There is NO place too dry that I can’t reach. AMEN!


  9. Alicia says:

    Isn’t it amazing the many ways God speaks to us & encourages us. I understand the long dry spells. I pray God showers you with strength for the day and hope for the future. I hope the rest of your week goes well! Alicia

  10. gail says:

    thank you for visiting and commenting.

    love this verse and the pic is priceless. yes, new growth, new creation. God is good!

  11. Great photo…it suits the Bible verse so well.

  12. Peggy says:

    Blessings Mokihana… Sorry that you are in a dry spell but you’re right seek examples of HOPE such as new green growth in the middle of your way! Good photo, personal application and verse! Thanks for your visit & encouragement! Just dropping by to be sure you know that you are recipient of the 4 blessings, come back, save image & add to your blog!

  13. Kikue Mugen says:

    This one I absolutely LOVE to pieces! Awesome!

  14. Michele says:

    I love the photo and the application of the verse. So encouraging. Thank you for sharing.

  15. amydeanne says:

    how neat! i love how you did this today! hugs and prayers!

  16. ozjane says:

    Go girl….He always does it.
    There is always a way…I wrote a poem about it once.
    I went and found it. It was in a book I had handwritten for my parents and was written in the third term of my first year of three in Bible College in Melbourne. Australia.

    And there shall be a highway

    And there shall be a highway
    Though sometimes hid from view
    A path of God’s providing
    To lead His people through
    It may, as ‘twas to Israel
    Be hidden in the deep
    But God can, as He did of old
    Fold waters in a heap

    And there shall be a highway
    As there has been before
    And there He’ll walk beside us
    Of this, we may be sure.
    ‘Twill be a transformed pathway
    No hunger, thirst or heat
    Till safe at its conclusion
    Our Saviour we will meet.

    c. G C Kingsley

  17. Lori says:

    Awesome, you have such beautiful insight and a gift with words. You have blessed my life.

  18. Katie says:

    Sorry I am so late getting to this…

    Your WFW is just awesome. What an encouragement!

    Have a blessed day! Hope to see your WFW tomorrow!

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