JESUS HAS THE ANSWER
Dear child, imagine a beautiful still pond. That’s your heart when you dwell with another in their pain. Beautiful, but still. And if there’s no external source of refreshment, the pond can get stagnant.
The sorrow can start to feel suffocating.
Now imagine a flowing river—endlessly new and renewed. That’s your heart when you drink the living water of love I offer and then pour out this love to another. It’s the same act of compassion, but because you’re drawing from Me rather than trying to do it all yourself, the result is more healing, much more joyful and ever new.
Let’s try something now: Sit up and close your eyes.
Feel your heart swell with love for Me and imagine that this feeling can travel to Me as though it were an invisible wave. Feel your spirit lift as the Holy Spirit brings you confirmation of My tender love for you, brings you My living water. Allow yourself to simply drink in this warm and golden feeling of joy, peace and love for a few minutes.
When you feel filled, bring to mind someone you grieve for. It could be family, friend or someone you’ve heard about in the news. Now imagine sending this suffering soul the feeling that the Spirit has brought you— the living water that comes from Me. As you send it out, feel how it’s replenished. There! Your heart is now truly a river of love—receiving as it gives, ever joyful.
“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” —Jesus to the crowd,
John 7:38 NKJV