Isaiah 44:3 For I will pour water on the thirsty land,
and streams on the dry ground;
I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring,
and my blessing on your descendants.
4 They shall spring up among the grass
like willows by flowing streams.
What a refreshing promise for us during this time of drought! God will – in a very literal sense – end this dryness. He controls the weather patterns, the earth’s cycles, even global warming! He understands creation’s “groanings” for His healing and restoration. Just imagine how much more beautiful our landscape will look after seeing so much brown and yellow, how much we will appreciate the lush greens and vivid colors after seeing the dry, brittle grass and trees, and how refreshing it will be to see ponds filled with water rather than prairie grasses.
And in a spiritual sense, He will do the same for us. In those seasons of spiritual dryness, He will – in His time – pour out His spirit of blessing and refreshing. He will saturate our cracked and dry heart-soil. He will saturate our parched and thirsty souls. He will fill our empty reservoirs of joy, peace, and purpose. And our vine will be lush and beautiful, bearing fruit for Him once again.