The Water of Life

If you are thirsty, come to me and drink.
                          —John 7:37

In John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress, Christian was journeying from the City of Destruction to Mount Zion when he came to the Hill Difficulty. The path up the hill was narrow and steep.

At the foot of the hill, there was a spring. Christian “drank thereof, to refresh himself, and then began to go up the hill, saying—Come, pluck up heart, let’s neither faint nor fear.”

You, too, may have a hard hill to climb: maybe an observable hurt that everyone knows about; or perhaps a hidden weakness known only to you.

Come to Jesus with your weakness and weariness, your helplessness and hopelessness. He will “give you living water. . . . a perpetual spring within [you]” (Jn 4:10, 14). Drink. It will give you the strength to climb your hill of difficulty.

You have to deal with what life throws at you.
But you don’t have to deal with it alone.

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