Come to the Water

January can be the driest time spiritually.  We are coming off of Christmas and the letdown of getting back into the swing of things.  As I rounded the corner into this new year, I found myself just empty.  I found myself dried up.  I found it appropriate that my skin felt the same, too.  Both on the inside and outside, I needed some moisture.

Then, this verse came to my phone.

As the deer pants for streams of water,
    so my soul pants for you, my God. 

Psalm 42:1

Could there have been a better verse for me?  I was so thirsty.  I needed nourishment to fill up my soul.  God sent that perfect verse to remind me that there is no reason to feel thirsty forever.

Psalm 42 is a great chapter for those of us in dry places.  The author is prone to despair, sin and forgetfulness.  Let’s just say that I can relate.

Perhaps you are dry as a bone and need some good news to fill you back up.  I have created an activity to help you work through the first half of Psalm 42.  The Psalmist’s words are simple, but powerful.  Spending 20 minutes looking at Psalm 42 will help to reset your month and perhaps bring hope for your year.

Click here and I will send you a devotion I wrote on Psalm 42.  It is a great way to start the year, either on your own or with your small group. If you already get emails from me, this devotion is already in your email box.

What are other Bible verses fill you up after feeling empty?

About Janelle Upton

My name is Janelle and I am so glad you are here. I am a person who God brought out of a dark pit and set in a spacious place to be healed and really live. I love to study, read, and ponder all things that will lead me to understand who God is and what He is doing in my life. May what you read in this space lead you to walk closer to the God that is crazy in love with you.

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