The Great Provider!
“And he cried unto the Lord; and the Lord showed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them.” Exodus 15:25
We had a well at our house when I was a boy. The well provided the water we used for all of our cooking and drinking. The well had fairly hard water with a strong taste. When our friends came to our house, they thought our water was horrible. But even to this day, I remembered that the water quenched my thirst. The sweetness of our home seemed to bless the water.
After traveling three days in the desert without water, the Israelites came to Marah, which means “bitter.” As thirsty as they had to be after three days in the desert, the water was too bitter to drink. Moses cried out to the Lord—that He would provide water for His people. The Lord directed Moses to a tree that was then cast into the waters, making it drinkable and sweet.
Psalm 37:4 says, “Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart.”
But the water was not the only thing that was bitter in that desert. The people’s hearts were bitter. They were murmuring against Moses and God. It took God to sweeten their hearts as He sweetened the water. Both were miracles of God’s provision. God demonstrated that He is indeed our Provider.
God is the source of all things, and He gives liberally to everyone. As much as he knows what is good for us per time, He would surely give to His children; you need to ask and trust Him. He provides. Is there anything you want God to sweetening in your life? Ask Him, and he will provide. Matthew 7:7 says, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”
1. Lord, my Provider, work in my life as necessary to produce sweetness in my heart and soul.
2. Psalm 34:19: Lord, I come before you today with (mention it), LORD delivers me from them all in Jesus name.