18. I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water. KJV.
His people, Israel are in a very dry place and are in great need of His mercy in the valley they are in. The Holy Spirit is a symbol of the waters of life that flow from the river coming from the throne of God. Without that water of life, we perish.
The wilderness is a place where we all must go at times. We must learn His ways and learn thanksgiving in the midst of painful surroundings. If the Israelites had learned to be thankful, they would have come out of the wilderness. But they continually complained.
They doubted God’s promise to them of a land flowing with milk and honey. They only saw the giants or the enemy in the land. Their eyes were continually on their circumstances and not on the power of God that had parted the Red Sea for them and swallowed their enemies before their very eyes.
He tested them time after time, and they failed at every turn. Are we not also in danger of ending up in the wilderness of our own making? He is opening the rivers in high places and fountains into the valleys. He is making the wilderness a pool of water. There will be no dryness in His people, no lack of spiritual joy in God’s House. There will be a new song o praise flowing all around.
- The Lord reigns: He is clothed with majesty; the Lord is robed, He has girded Himself with strength and power; the world also is established, that it cannot be moved.
- Your throne is established from of old: You are from everlasting.
- The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up the roaring of their waves.
- The Lord on High is mightier and more glorious than the noise of many waters, yes than the mighty breakers and waves of the sea.
- Your testimonies are very sure; holiness (apparent in separation from sin, with simple trust and hearty obedience) is becoming to Your house, O Lord, forever. Amp.