The Water

Psalm 65:9 (NIV)
You care for the land and water it;
you enrich it abundantly.
The streams of God are filled with water
to provide the people with grain,
for so you have ordained it

What is it about sitting by the water that brings such peace and causes me to reflect on God’s character? It doesn’t seem to matter if it’s a; river, a lake, the ocean or even a pool.

For me this week it’s the lake. I’m drawn to the water and every time I’m there I find myself reflecting on God’s work in my life. I think about the way He has gently led me throughout my life.

You can’t help but think about these things when you’re near water. Perhaps it’s the peaceful setting or maybe it’s the expanse which seems to nourish everything nearby and reminds us of the greatness of our Creator.

I’ve often wondered if God created large bodies of water just so we’d be reminded of His greatness, His provision for us and His care over His creation.

The Psalmist in Psalm 23:1, 2 reminds us how God leads us in ways that nourish us;
The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.

Did you catch that? God gives us just what we need and we lack nothing.

So this summer if you find yourself vacationing near the water be reminded that God is watching over His creation. He cares for His children and He leads us in paths that nourish.


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