We continue our thoughts today about gratitude, using Moses as a springboard. He’s at the lowest point in his life, having escaped Egypt with a bounty on his head. Now he’s in the wilderness, spent and alone, where… “He sat down by a well.” Coincidence? Nope. The sovereignty of God? Absolutely. He goes with us, friends, even on life’s detours.
Several years ago a buddy called to tell me that his teenage son had been diagnosed with diabetes, the worst kind. “For the rest of his life, he’ll be insulin-dependent,” he said. He was devastated.
A couple of weeks later he told me about his son’s first insulin shot. A male nurse entered and said, “Sir, you don’t know me but I heard about your son’s diagnosis. I’m diabetic too, since age thirteen. A man I’d never met before came to my room that day and guided my hand as I gave myself that first shot. This may be unusual, but could I do that for your son?” Friend, God always has a well.
A week later, his boy returned to school. At break time he was eating crackers for a mid-morning snack, when a female classmate came over and asked, "Are you diabetic?” Hesitantly he said, “Yes.”
“Well, let’s keep this a secret,” she said, “but so am I. We can face this together.” Friend, God always has a well.
Another week passed and the young man came to his father just before bedtime one evening and said, “Dad, I think I figured out why God may have let me have this disease?" His dad said, "Why son?" And he replied, "So that maybe someday I can grow up and someday find a cure." Friend, God always has a well.
Gratitude IS possible in pain and through pain. I know, I’ve been there. Our God is a God of wells…and they’re deep and refreshing and healing. Know something? He has a well for you too. I promise.