Where There’s A Well, There’s A Way

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 2 Corinthians 4:17

In 1996, we moved our house to the middle of the family farm, down from the place we began as newly weds.Image (25)

The movers cut the house into three sections, loaded it on trucks, carried it across a bridge, through mother-in-law’s yard, a hog lot, our old yard, and down a sandy lane.

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Sorry for the long description. However, the point of this post is that anything worth having is never easy. In fact, the lane they pulled our house down, we have pulled cement trucks, electrical trucks, and a pool truck up that same sandy lane with a tractor.

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After they had put the house together, I was ready to move in. The problem: we had no water. So, I got busy. I called a man about a well. He promised me he could find water. Two holes later, he admitted defeat. The land was too sandy. The walls kept falling in. Rather than giving in to my frustrations, I called another guy. Nothing.

Along about now, some of you are wondering why we waited to dig a well after we relocated the house. Two reasons. One, we weren’t worried about finding water. Our first well was just over 750 feet away. Two, we were on the mover’s schedule. When they said it was time to move, we moved. No excuses. No delays. We had just finished clearing the land when they called with an opening.

With no well, no water, and no way to move in our new home, we all began to worry. Pa-in-law, the thinking man that he was—bless his sweet heart—began to ponder the problem and came up with a solution. We have a well. Check. We were downhill from said well. Check. Running downhill, we should have excellent water pressure. Check. Why not try connecting to the old well? Why not?

By that time, we were willing to try anything. Ever been there?

The only problem was—that’s right—the well was over 750 feet uphill through a patch of dense woods loaded with oaks and pines. Ever tried digging around an oak or pine tree? Forget the ditch witch and the tractor. No room. Hmmmmm. Sigh.

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It was a daunting task. Yet one that had to be done! So we drew out the plan, then purchased PVC pipe and glue.

Hubby began digging just outside the kitchen window, across the lane, and into the woods. Each morning when he left for work, my three-year-old and I would grab a shovel and an ax, and head to the woods to dig 25 feet. Then hubby would dig a few more feet when he came home. This was our schedule until we reached the well.

What seemed an unending task was well worth the effort the day we moved in. To this day, we have excellent water pressure and plenty of water. Ain’t God good?!

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For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 2 Corinthians 4:17

Jesus is my thirst-quenching Well. At times, my problems may seem daunting—unsolvable. But, if I take life one day at a time and follow His plan, soon, the battle will be over, the victory obtained, and I can move into my new home.

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however, I can’t wait until I’m thirsty to run to Him. The danger, the longer you go without water, the less you want it. Tea, Coke, and coffee, or something else often replaces water. But water replenishes the body—and soul.

A mentor explained it this way. “I can’t wait until I become thirsty to seek Him. The more I read His Word, the thirstier I become.”~Sandra Byrd

Jesus made a way when there was no way. When I was lost, He supplied a fountain filled with blood (John 3:16). When I am weary, He leads me beside still waters and restores my soul (Psalms 23). No matter the terrain I travel, there is a Well and where there is a Well, there is a Way!

Allow me to encourage you, today. No matter where you are, whether it is sandy, rocky, or muddy, dig past the bedrock of the present circumstances until you reach the life-sustaining Spring. Thank Him for this season. I promise, you will find a refreshing drink of strength to carry on!

Keep Pressing On. You are not alone!

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