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Streams in YOUR Deserts

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Streams in YOUR Deserts

Isaiah 35:6 Then the lame shall leap like a deer, And the tongue of the dumb sing. For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness, And streams in the desert

God has been teaching me this “streams in the desert” level of trust He desires of His children. A level of trust in which His people KNOW He is able to make streams in their deserts so that they act on that faith. If you truly believe in this power of God in your life, how different would your responses be to life’s impossible circumstances?

Do you believe God can make streams in Your deserts? Honestly? What do your actions show? This level of trust is what God desires of us because this is who He is to those who trust in Him to be their God.

 2 Timothy 3:5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!

When the circumstances of life exceed our illusionary control, do we believe God can make something new within those situations or do we run? Quitting jobs, leaving vocations, getting divorces, running from responsibilities, sedating emotional pain, withdrawing from life, and retreating from ourselves; when we come against a roadblock and we see there is no more strength or resources to continue forward, what do we do? Do we run? Does God run?

Many of us tend to run. I know I have in the past. Either, physically in abandoning a situation or relationship, or emotionally in withdrawal, or as our pride likes to frame it moving on, which sounds so much better, doesn’t it? Within our human means running away can seem like the only viable option. And it’s true when we rely on our strength. But what about God’s? Who does He say He is to us? Deut 3:22, Isaiah 45:2, 52:12, 58:8 God doesn’t run. Time and time again, He shows how He makes streams in the deserts. The Bible testifies to this power, and our lives testify to it if we are willing to stop running and walk His paths. I’ve seen it, have you?

God’s love always endures, always hopes, and never fails. He is the Creator and can do anything, and if He is OUR God then His power and strength abound to us IF we abide and trust Him. John 15:7, Eph 3:20

The turning point in our lives that enables us to experience the power of God is TRUSTING Him in TRUTH and SPIRIT, which comes from being a new creation in Him.  It seems, we trust more in a psychologist or doctor to help us than God. We trust in self-help and the wisdom of this world to work through our “issues” more than the creative hand of our God who says He makes all things new for those who are in Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:17 Are you exchanging trust in someone else, for trust in God? God does use the elements of this world for our good, but where is your trust? Big difference. God’s creative power isn’t a theoretical concept, it’s God in your midst.

If God is so powerful, why don’t we see more deliverance by His mighty hand in the lives around us? Lack of trust, real trust based on becoming a new creation fashioned by God. Trust is the fruit of abiding in the Word of God and being taught by the Holy Spirit, which transforms our souls into partakers of the divine. Romans 10:17

We can’t do what we don’t know. Without individually abiding in the Truth and letting the Spirit of Truth write the Truth on our minds and hearts, fear binds us to a carnal reliance on a physical world that is only a shadow. Fear sets in, takes over and we start running or fight in our strength, which is just as bad. Meanwhile, the power of God is dampened by the lack of belief.  Matthew 13:58 Fear keeps us from trusting and waiting on God’s deliverance His way.

God offers a much better way. He goes before us to fight our enemies, He delivers us, and He makes our paths smooth, IF we TRUST Him in truth and spirit. (If we are trusting in a false image of God, it isn’t real trust, but idol worship) As we daily feast on the bread of heaven; abiding in the Bible seeking His face and to be taught by Him, then trust is the fruit. As He regenerates our lives into a new creation, His power starts flowing through us making streams in the deserts, our deserts.

In difficult challenges where there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel, no hope … remember God’s ways are not our ways. Isaiah 55:8 There is no limit to His power. This powerful Creator working in our lives is who He is to His children; to those who seek His face. His people don’t act out of fear or hopelessness, but in power, truth and love.

In Hebrews 11, know as the faith chapter, God says He diligently rewards those who seek Him. Heb 11:6 Seek Him and abide in His truth and righteousness and see the Creator at work in your life creating something incredible from what seemed dead and hopeless.

Instead of running, seek the regeneration of God so that by the power of His Spirit in you, you love your husband, love your children, Titus 2:4, respect your bosses and employees. Colossians 3:22, 4:1 You work as to the Lord. Colossians 3:23 You lean not on your own understanding that sees no way out. Proverbs 3:5 You don’t complain, which doesn’t glorify the power of God. Phil 2:14 You don’t harden your hearts by being stubborn in continuing to do it your way or giving up. Heb 3:8 Seek the power of God, who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that you ask or think. Eph 3:20

God is looking for those who trust in Him, not in their own strength and resources or of this world’s, but Him. Who do you trust in really? God has tremendous things in store for those who do. Psalm 31:19

 1 Corinthians 13:7 love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Author: Rachel

My passion is cultivating a deep relationship with God and helping others to do the same. I LOVE sharing with others insights that God has taught me and hearing what God has taught them... thus my blog, Stirring the Deep. My focus is on a relationship, not a religion. Life is in the relationship. I believe in a balance and unity of body, mind and spirit. I feel it's important to nurture all three for they all affect each other. I try to live in the present, where the Holy Spirit is. And I try to do all with the motive of love. I've come to believe life is a journey and not a destination. It isn't about perfection, is it about growth.

8 thoughts on “Streams in YOUR Deserts

  1. I believe you are correct when you say many tend to run from there circumstances. I have and at times can slip into that realm of pity and doubt. I do believe it is a lack of knowledge on our part with understanding the Holy Spirit. I have some friends who believe that the Holy Spirit will provide all your needs, you just have to receive. That is where it is difficult, trusting and believing and then waiting.

    • Hi Mike – it is an interesting balance between doing and resting … it is the Spirit that works through you – so it is about becoming sensitive of His leading and how He leads in your life and following Him. When you do, you are walking in God’s will and in His power in all you do.

  2. Love this Rachel! It is such a confirmation and encouragement to me, from Him, through you. 🙂 I have felt He has always told me that He will make a way. I’m hanging onto that, trusting that He will indeed and currently is! It also makes for some interesting looks when people ask me what I’m going to do and I say, “God is going to make a way for us.” haha!
    God bless you and your ever seeking and trusting heart for Him!

    • Hi Debbie – God is so powerful, but His ways are definitely not our ways, yet every time when you trust Him you can look back on His leading and see just how perfect it was in every way. We are learning. 🙂

  3. Thank you for this encouraging word Rachel! I do believe God! When my wife left me after twenty three years last December, God told me I had to keep the relationship open and that her rejection would not last forever. I have been standing in faith since and have just trusted that God would work with both of us as He had to to restore. We are still in that process…But I know God has it and as I keep committing this to prayer God will work it out! To all your readers who are questioning if their faith is enough I would say it’s not just about your faith, it’s also about His strength and that is VERY GREAT I have come to learn.

    • Hi Jelillie – the marriage relationship is one of the greatest refinement tools of God in my opinion. It is here we trust God to not only work out what needs to be in our spouse, but more so us. But I’ve seen God’s faithfulness and handy work in this area – it’s tremendous and perfect and perfects our patience as well 🙂

  4. rachel, i’m so much blessed by your life, these are not just a mere teachings but a message from the Lord through you. I love the way how our Father Almighty reveals His message in you, how He works in your life will simply flow in and through the lives of others, I am one of those -others. I pray that you will all the more bless God in your word or deed, continue to shine your light, he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion at the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God bless u more and more.

    lorie here

    • Hi Lorie – what encouragement to me … thank you for your words, it speaks confirmations to my spirit. May your seeking heart be truly blessed by the presence of God within you.

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