The armies of Israel, Judah, and Edom united against their mutual enemy, Moab. But as they journeyed to battle, they went seven days without water. Until finally, one of the kings remembered God and sent for a prophet. And these are the words God spoke through the prophet:
“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; He will also deliver the Moabites into your hand.” -2 Kings 3:17-18
It was a simple thing for God to make water appear out of nothing when for seven days journey, there was NO water to be found ANYWHERE. Oh, and as a bonus, the battle against the Moabites would also be won for them. Like it was no big deal.
But, let’s read verse 16: “Thus says the Lord: ‘Make this valley full of ditches.'”
Here, the men were all ready for battle, likely weary and extremely dehydrated, and God directs them to dig. That’s our God though: He often asks us to do things that seem so illogical, especially under the circumstances as we perceive them. Like to buy a wedding dress when you’ve been single for several decades without any prospects in sight. Or to apply for a job you’re clearly not qualified for. Or to say no to what the World calls the opportunity of a lifetime. Or to sit still when all you want to do is make it happen.
I don’t know what the Lord is asking you to do today. It may seem boring or crazy. It may go against every human instinct or desire you have. But I hope that you listen and obey. Because the part that comes after is a promise that the matter will be resolved. That there will be water, a wedding, a job, or an answer. Even if it seems like the most difficult or impossible thing in our eyes, to Him, it is a simple matter.
But first, you must stop wandering the wilderness looking for it on your own. Seek God’s guidance. And then do what He asks. The rest is quite simple: He’s already got it.