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In the book of 2 Kings 3

When the kings realised they were out of water for themselves and their animals, their first thoughts were as these *paraphrased* “Has God brought us three kings together to die here?”, “Did God know this was going to happen and let us come all the way to die like this?”

After they let their thoughts wander a while, they decided to inquire of the Lord through the prophet Elisha and this is what the Lord said. “I will fill this valley with pools of water: You will see neither wind nor rain, yet this valley will be filled with water, and you, your cattle and your other animals will drink”. 

They must have surely thought between themselves and asked how can this be? How is it that we will see no signs of the very things that signify that water will come? You really mean we will hear no roaring thunder, see no clouds, no rain and yet have water?

The next morning, about the time for offering the sacrifice, there it was—water flowing from the direction of Edom! And the land was filled with water!

Connecting this lesson to another scripture; the book of Isaiah 43:18-19 reads “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert”.

In the bible passages shared above, I believe what God is saying to us is this; I am your ever present help in time of need, I am always here, I change not. Do you not perceive it? I don’t want you standing by the mountain top waiting for the signs of things to come because that is where you miss it; I don’t want you to go by what you see on the outside alone because even that changes.

Believe in me, trust in me, follow me, do as I say, and see the physical manifestation of all I have done for you, and all I have said I will do.

God does not need the events to stack up to make it happen; he does not need it to make sense. All he asks is that you perceive in your spirit and trust him.

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