[2 samuel 5:20]
a breakthrough of water. i couldn't get this verse out of my head after i read it... david had defeated the philistines, a familiar foe, one that he had fought many times before, but this time God gave a such distinct victory - like pent up water breaking through.
i couldn't get it out of my head because like david, it feels like i've been fighting the same battle for too long - the battle against discouraging thoughts, then the battle against frustration when i realize i've been listening to those thoughts... like, "shouldn't i be past this? am i really struggling with this again?!"
have you ever felt like that? it's so difficult to overcome! then once i do, it doesn't take long for the battle to ensue once again... and i just sat there reading this verse, picturing david who has battled these philistines so many other times, he could've easily asked the same frustrated questions that i am... and then God broke through, a victory like none other.
...that's what i envision happening to the things we're battling against - being swallowed up and carried away in the water. it's not the end of them, but a rest from them. david had to fight the philistines later in his life again, but after that breakthrough it's recorded that the philistines were subdued for awhile - david finally had rest from his relentless enemies...
i'm praying you have rest, a breakthrough of water, a long-awaited victory in the coming months... maybe even today!