River Runs Through It

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One thing is for certain we will all experience our seasons in the valley. There will also be more than one occurrence of seasons in the valley. For it was never meant for us to run but to face it and endure. What I discovered along the way while I was in the midst of the valley, God always quenched me, which stemmed from various people. You can rest assured, He did it for me, surely He will do it for you. It is in the valley that we experience a river runs through it moment, which it is He that quenches us. He is so mindful of us and truly knows our woes and He hears our cry as He sends the right person(s) across our path. It is His awesome love that God quenches us along the way.

Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7 nlt

It is during the crest or peaks in the valley that a “river runs through it” and where we are refreshed. Of course, it’s never when we think the quenching should take place. No…no…no the river runs through it at the most pivotal times. It’s typically where we think we are done and can’t go any further. After the quenching takes place we now have exactly what we need to forge ahead. You see during each of our river runs through it moments God;

a. fortifies
b. sustains
c. quenches
d. soothes

As we are in the midst of the valley He builds our confidence in Him. This propels our faith to the next level. Which also prepares us to reach the next rest stop. Be mindful there are those along the way of the river runs through it, that miss their quenching as they were distracted by sin, attacks or aggravation (or all the above) that they didn’t hear nor see the next rest stop sign ahead.

Biblical Example:
Each time Elijah moved at the Lord’s direction He quenched Him physically, spiritually and kept his mind.

He refreshed Elijah with:
brook Cherith
widow woman
abundance of rain

Just remember as you go through the storms of life a river runs through it as only God knows how and when to quench you and I.

Scripture Reference

Drink from the brook and eat what the ravens bring you, for I have commanded them to bring you food.” 1 Kings 17:4 NLT

So he went to Zarephath. As he arrived at the gates of the village, he saw a widow gathering sticks, and he asked her, ” Would you please bring me a little water in a cup?”

And soon the sky was black with clouds. A heavy wind brought a terrific rainstorm, and Ahab left quickly for Jezreel. 1 Kings 18:45 NLT

 

Here is a song of encouragement; Fill Me Up by Casey J

5 Comments

  1. donzwebb said,

    November 12, 2014 at 3:08 am

    This post came at the perfect time. Thanks so much for sharing!

    God bless,

    Donna

  2. Sherri said,

    November 12, 2014 at 9:03 am

    I needed this today, thank you so much. I do find so many times when I have felt bereft that God knows just the right person to send at just the right time, be it in an unexpected email, text, phone call or just someone who comes across our path when out and about. Bless you for your beautiful and timely message, you have encouraged me greatly today 🙂

    • November 12, 2014 at 10:26 am

      Sherri, all the glory is due Him. I appreciate you for allowing me moments to share with you. I don’t take it lightly when others read or comment. Your comments are so encouraging. Be blessed…
      Jacqueline

  3. October 16, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    Reblogged this on You and Me Walk and commented:

    Right on time to repost this blog post…Very timely as I met with such a beautiful lady today. You know who you are. Be mindful God is never late but always on time. As He knows exactly what, how, and when we need a thing. Enjoy this post as it speaks volumes for right now.


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