GOD WILL TURN THINGS AROUND Dr Mensah Otabil

God will not start a process He cannot sustain; neither will He start a process

GOD WILL TURN THINGS AROUND

I will open rivers in desolate heights, And fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, And the dry land springs of water. Isaiah 41:18

To ‘open’ is to begin or initiate a process. God is able to initiate a new process of blessing in our lives even when our current situation looks dry and desolate.

He causes rivers to flow into our lives when we feel dry, alone and abandoned.

Rivers stand for:

  • Life
  • Refreshment
  • Newness

The river in the desert is not the end product of what God wants to do but the beginning. God brings rivers into the desolate places as the first step in turning around the situation we are in.

When He initiates the process of blessing in our lives, He sustains it and completes it. The river of God in the wilderness will be sustained and will produce a pool in the wilderness. Pools form in the wilderness after the dry ground has soaked up the initial water flow; the water continues to flow till the ground is so saturated with water, it creates a pool.

God will not start a process He cannot sustain; neither will He start a process and not end it. He also promises to release fountains in the valley.

Valleys represent those moments in our lives when we feel ‘low’ or ‘down’. Valleys also represent seasons in our lives when we feel depressed and incapable of rising to do the things we want to do.

In such moments, we can trust the Lord to release fountains of life, newness and freshness into our hearts. Yes, even in the desert, God’s love reaches out to us and renews us.

Prayer: Lord, let Your living waters flow into my heart to renew my strength.

Scriptural Reading: Isaiah 41:17-20