“Sir,” the woman said, “you must be a prophet. So tell me, why is it that you Jews insist that Jerusalem is the only place of worship, while we Samaritans claim it is here on this mountain. where our ancestors worshiped?”
In John 4 we see the well known story of the Samaritan women at the well. She finds herself in the middle of the day retrieving water and walking around like she has it all together. The Lord shows up and sees right through her exterior appearance. He knows that she is thirsty and has been quenching her thirst with things that leave her unsatisfied. Jesus offers he “living water” and she doesn’t quite understand or believe that He could provide something that could satisfy her forever. He offers it again and she still doubts. He begins to search her heart which leaves her questioning and curious. She walks away believing that He is the Messiah sharing her story but still doubting.
We all spend our lives thirsty and craving different things in different seasons of life. We try to fill ourselves with worldly desires. Sometimes the things we turn to are sin but other times they are good things in our lives that still leave us unsatisfied. We crave recognition, companionship, careers, children, vacations, etc. and think if I could just have that then I will be happy but the truth is all these things are temporary. God offers us something that seems so far out of reach but will satisfy our every need for eternity if we just accept it.
Where are you in your journey or walk of faith? Are you trying to quench your thirst with something other than Jesus? Is He offering you the answer but you haven’t truly believed that He is better than your current situation or desires? Have you allowed the Lord to truly search you? Are you sharing your faith even though you still have doubts?
God isn’t intimidated by your doubts in fact He welcomes them because He wants to welcome you. I pray that you allow Him to provide you with living water that will never let you down.