In HIS Presence


Read: Psalm 126:1-6 

Meditation verse: 

“Restore our fortunes, Lord, like the streams in the Negev” 

(Ps 126:4, NLT) 

The Negev is a dry arid land surrounded by mountains, located in the Southern  region of Jerusalem and Judea. It takes its name from the Hebrew word ‘Neghev’  which means dry. For most of the year, it remains a dry riverbed (wadi) with no  water at all. However, something miraculous happens in the springtime. During  the rainy season, the wadi collects water from various areas. Suddenly and  swiftly, the dry riverbed turns into dangerous torrents of water within a short  while of torrential rain. For a day or two, the dry wadi becomes torrents of flash  floods, its dry riverbed overflowing with flood waters into the desert.  

In the journey of your life, you may encounter a Negev experience every now  and then, spiritual dryness, financial crisis or marital barrenness. Just like the  streams of the Negev, God can turn the tides suddenly in your favour. He can  swiftly bring back your captivity and restore your fortunes. God can furnish a  table for you in the wilderness. And when He does, you will be like those who  dream. 2 Kings 3:17-18 says, “For thus says the Lord: ‘You shall not see wind, nor  shall you see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, so that you, your  cattle, and your animals may drink.’ And this is a simple matter in the sight of  the Lord”. 

And this is God’s word for you today. Suddenly, that which you have been asking  of the Lord, will be before you. You will not know how it came to be. It will  happen suddenly. God will restore your fortunes, like the streams in the Negev. 


IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye

Have you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart?

He says in Mathew 11:28, “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He longs to give you rest.

Would you like to do so now? Here’s a prayer you can say:

Dear Jesus, I believe that You died to save me from all my sins. Today, I invite you into my heart and I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. Please forgive all my sins and help me to live my life for You.

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