From Barrenness to Blessing

The dry barrenness in my soul can be turned into a refreshing spring if I will turn to God.

May 31, 2019

"He turneth the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into watersprings."

Psalm 107:35

In this psalm, the psalmist calls for men to acknowledge the LORD because of His goodness.

“O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever,” (Psalm 107:1).

All men should praise Him for His goodness to them.

“Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!” (Psalm 107:8).

In fact, the psalmist believes praising God to be significant enough that he repeats these words.  They are in verses 8, 15, 21, and 31.  The redeemed of God will praise Him.

“Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy,” (Psalm 107:2).

God brought judgment upon His people and their land because of their disobedience to Him.  The wicked do not appreciate, nor do they praise the LORD, nor do they consider His hand “good.”  For his rebellion, as with Israel, God may remove the good things from the wicked.

“He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and the water springs into dry ground; A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein,” (Psalm 107:33-34).

But God also restores His blessings to His people.

“He turneth the wilderness into a standing water,”
He can remove the barrenness and replace it with fresh water.  He can put a deep lake where there was once dry sand.  The LORD is the one who “turns” the dry land to a pool of refreshing water.

“And dry ground into watersprings.”
What was once dry ground, the LORD can turn into a spring of life-giving, continually flowing water.

How is it with your soul?  Is it a dry, barren wasteland?  Or is your relationship with the LORD such that your soul is a continuous flowing spring of fresh water?  Have you learned to praise this good God?  He is good, and His mercy is to all generations.

If you do not know personally this LORD, who is good, why not turn to Him today?  Turn from your sin, and ask Him to be your Savior.  Ask Him to redeem your soul.  Give your life to Him.  Watch Him turn your barren soul to a beautiful watered garden.