There are some paradoxes in life that are always very difficult for us to understand or comprehend. It’s possible for someone to do very well in one area of life and become a disaster in another. We are all gifted differently and it’s not always that we excel in all areas. The story of Samson in the scriptures provides such an example. The man was a giant in one area and a slave in another. As if to create a parallel of this man’s life, God in one instance used him in a great way to bring great deliverance to the Israelites. Using the jawbone of a donkey, Samson had just killed a thousand of his enemies. With this great victory came a thirst that made him feel like dying. He had managed to register such a great victory in the battlefield but here he was now dying of thirst. That sounds like many of us that God has used in great ways to register success and victories in life. It could be in our families, businesses, jobs, ministries etc. As we feel grounded by the Corona Virus pandemic, we can recollect stories of great things that we have done over the years. Businesses that we have created and employed many, children that we have raised and educated and are just about to finish schools, ministries that were flourishing but appear grounded or dreams that were unveiling and now appears distant. Today we are asking the same question like Samson, “Lord you’ve given your servant great victories, must the dream now die with Corona virus?” Samson asked God why He would permit him to die of thirst after He had just given him such a great victory. God miraculously intervened for Samson and out of nowhere a well of water opened up and Samson drank from it. God has a fountain of revival during moments of thirst for those who trust him and wait on him. Where are you worried if this marks the end of your great story? Where are you worried if God has brought you this far to end up failing? Where are you feeling like dying because of thirst in a given area? Your story does not have to end up in failure or shame. God has a secret card the enemy knows nothing about. There is a God who opens fountains in the dry places to revive the failing strength of his people. The God of your past victories is the God of your current thirst. In perfect faithfulness He will open a well of revival for you. Keep faith alive!
““Because he was very thirsty, he cried out to the Lord, “You have given your servant this great victory. Must I now die of thirst and fall into the hands of the uncircumcised?” Judges 15:18 NIV
Last modified: May 21, 2020