My camel is thirsty

2 Kings 3:16-18 16 and he said, “This is what the LORD says: Make this valley full of ditches. 17 For this is what the LORD says: You will see neither wind nor rain, yet this valley will be filled with water, and you, your cattle and your other animals will drink. 18 This is an easy thing in the eyes of the LORD; he will also hand Moab over to you. 

We all have our fair share of financial struggles from time to time.  Things like: I can’t pay the mortgage, I need money for new clothes, I’ve got to pay the bills, and my camel is thirsty.  Well, maybe you haven’t experienced that last one, but these guys in 2 Kings 3 sure understood it well.  They had marched out across the desert to go to battle but they ran out of water and all got really thirsty.  They needed water to drink or they were going to die.  One problem: they were in a desolate place.

Have you ever found yourself in a desolate place?  You may feel like your well has dried up and you have no idea where the next meal is coming from.  I have some good news for you: God’s provision is not based on our available resources.  His provision is based on His power.  In 2 Kings, He told them to dig ditches and the water would show up.  Now that couldn’t have made any sense.  You need rain if you are going to make mud puddles.  It was a far fetched idea; it was out of the box.

Sometimes God provides for us in a way that is out of the box.  In our thinking there are only two solutions: more income or less expenses.  But God isn’t limited by our wisdom, or lack thereof.  His ability to provide for His people is unlimited.  If we could just grasp that, we would be far less anxious about our situation.  So look to Him today as your provider.  He will give you all that you need, even water for your camel.

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