Waterholes in the Desert

ISAIAH 57:15-- For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.”

In a parched desert, the best chance for water is found in the low places.

This helps us understand better why Jesus congratulates “those who mourn” (Matthew 5:4). You don’t get refreshed until you get low.

This is because God dwells both at the highest place and also in the lowest spot— the humbled human heart.

Down there in our depression and despair, God can fill us up at last.

For both the broken and depressed, God promises revival. When His children sink to the lowest place, their hearts become like waterholes in a desert, able to hold the refreshing rain of God’s very being.

So if you’re currently broken and depressed, you are to be congratulated. You’re at the place where God can pour His life into you afresh.

Spiritual Heart Focus

If you are broken or depressed, ask God to fill you up with His Spirit. Pray for others you may know who are broken and depressed.

Physical Heart Focus

An upper–body twist is a good stretch. Place your hands on your hips, slowly turn to the left and hold the stretch for 10 counts, then repeat to the right. Do this 5 times in sequence.