digging ditches

The king of Israel, along with the armies and animals that accompanied him, had run out of water. So he sought Elisha's help. The prophet spoke the words God told him to say---

"Dig ditches all over this valley. Here's what will happen---you won't hear the wind, you won't see the rain, but this valley is going to fill up with water and your army and your animals will drink their fill. This is easy for God to do."

His words still ring true for me today. My situation is different. But my God is the same.

I've dug my share of ditches, seeing neither wind nor rain. I've stepped out in faith with only the promise---and no proof---of deliverance.

It's not only risky, it's back-breakingly hard.

But every mighty move of God in my life has required an act of faith.

So I am digging this valley full of ditches. Again. And though I don't feel the wind or see storm clouds building, I'm praising Him for the rainfall of restoration that is coming.

Because this is easy for God to do.