The Apostle Paul spoke a lot about “thirsting and “fainting.” And not until last night it really pricked my heart and spirit of what he actually meant. The journey called life will wear you out in general–just by living one day at a time.
However, when you are seeking God, the battlefield takes place in the mind and the weapons against us are not carnal; and it drains you spiritually, and the only life source we have to rely on is our spirit.
So, when our spirit becomes depleted we are treading in a territory that is seeking to destroy us from the inside out. Our spirits become thirty to the point wherein we find ourselves to the point-and-place of death (drowning on dry land) and that is when we return to the fountain of living water, and to the table to commune with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to receive the Bread of Life.
There are many days when folk just do not want to go on–they can, they just do not want to. They have lost their will to fight and that is the “fainting” that Paul is talking about. Contending for the faith is a fight to the death and we become weary. It seems that it will be just more of the same and that will a take a toll on anyone sojourning through life, BUT God says that we have hope that it won’t always be as such and we must trust and believe Him and not in what we see.
There are mirages in the desert and they will take a traveler off course because they appear real to a weary soul, but we cannot trust the trickery of the enemy– Life is growing shorter by the day and we do not have time to stop and waste time back-tracking because we got off track for something that wasn’t even real.