Where the Water Comes From

From today’s reading (Psalm 86, 87, 88) the verse that God seemed to speak to me out of was, “All my fountains are in You.” I love that. And that’s the goal of my life. That all the things I search for in life, that all the things I need, that what sustains and energizes me, is God and only God.

Throughout these three Psalms, we see that kind of life lived out. We see thanking God for good things that are happening (rather than taking the credit myself), and turning to God when bad things are happening (rather than blaming Him, or running to an addiction), and looking to God for joy, and life. That’s a person who can say, “All my fountains are in You.” And that’s the person I want to be.

The other option is described in Jeremiah 2:13, where God says, “My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.” That’s the kind of life I would despise living, but too often fear I am.