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Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional: Monday, April 27

“[W]hoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” — John 4:14

Refreshing Rain

Staying hydrated is a necessity for athletes, coaches and fans. Occasionally, everyone suffers from dehydration. During the hot summer months when the sun shines for 10 days in a row without a cloud in sight and the temperature gets hotter and hotter, the ground hardens and the plants droop. Some people run their sprinklers in their yards and farmers turn on their irrigation systems, but many people pray for rain because God’s water is the best kind.

Sometimes we live in a desert with a dry mouth and a thirsty soul. Trouble drains the moisture and energy out of us. In such times, God restores our strength when we look to Him. Psalm 63:1 says, “You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek You; I thirst for You, my whole being longs for You, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.”

When fear of the virus weakens us, God is able to bring back hope. In the midst of trouble, it’s important to look to God. The Lord is concerned about each one of us. “The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail” (Isaiah 58:11).

As deep wells supply plenty of water in times of drought, God gives spiritual life to everyone who drinks from His well. Jesus said, “Whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life” (John 4:14).

Truly, Christ renews, refreshes and restores us when we turn to Him.

— Bill Kent, Pastor of Memorial Baptist Church, Sylvania, Ga.

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