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Expectantly TRUST

January 18, 2009

2 Kings 3:14-20
14 Elisha said, “As surely as the LORD Almighty lives, whom I serve, if I did not have respect for the presence of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, I would not look at you or even notice you. 15 But now bring me a harpist.” 

While the harpist was playing, the hand of the LORD came upon Elisha 16 and he said, “This is what the LORD says: Make this valley full of ditches. 17 For this is what the LORD says: 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. 18 This is an easy thing in the eyes of the LORD; he will also hand Moab over to you. 19 You will overthrow every fortified city and every major town. You will cut down every good tree, stop up all the springs, and ruin every good field with stones.”

20 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.

In human eyes this promise was impossible! How could the valley be filled with water? Without wind or rain? From sources unseen? Yet that is what the Lord did, the next morning those ditches flowed with the crystal waters that were promised. At dawn the sun shining on these waters reflected the hills of Edom looking red – like blood. Are you in a valley? Has the Lord made you a seemingly impossible promise? Remember, nothing is too hard for the Lord!

Walk by faith and not by sight! –2 Cor 5:7

Make your valley full of ditches — the hebrew word for ditches means cisterns. Telling them to build cisterns is a dramatic way of leading into the announcement that he{the Lord} would miraculously provide water in the desert. So if you are in the valley today, prepare your cistern, trust in the Lord and expectantly wait for your cistern to be filled with crystal water from the throne to reflect the sunlight which comes with the dawn of victory over the night.

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. –Ps 30:5

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. –Heb 11:1     

Expectantly Trust in the Lord to ‘see’ His grace and victory!