Have you ever felt you were spiritually dry? As if your skin had eroded away from all the hurt and pain you have experienced in your life? Have you ever felt hopeless and broken? As if it is impossible to overcome obstacles or sin in your life?
Many times in my walk with Christ, I find myself feeling all of these things. I feel as though I am buried and that my bones are dead and dry, trapped in this valley of the impossible. There are days that I don’t even want to get out of bed for fear of “failing” the Lord, or getting hurt yet again. But, in my life recently, the Lord has been placing Ezekiel 37 in my life in a few different occasions, so I began to pay closer attention. After reading this passage about the Lord putting skin and ligaments back on these old, dry, dead bones, and then breathing life into them, I began to see things to take from this story for my life.
God is the God of the Impossible. | He has the ability to make these physical bones live, so He has the power to help you overcome any obstacles in your life.
God’s character is shown through this. | He wants to bring us hope in the hopeless times, by reminding us of His power and His love for us.
These bones represent our lives when we become complacent or stuck where we are. | When we pour out more than we are filling up, our bones will dry up and our lives will be thirsty.
Trust that the Lord is Good and Sovereign, and He has the ability to raise you up from this valley of the impossible! Let Him be who He is in your life and surrender your burdens to Him so that your bones can LIVE!
The hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones. 2 And he led me around among them, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley, and behold, they were very dry. 3 And he said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” 4 Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. 5 Thus says the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. 6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live, and you shall know that I am the Lord.”
7 So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I prophesied, there was a sound, and behold, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone. 8 And I looked, and behold, there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had covered them. But there was no breath in them. 9 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.” 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.
11 Then he said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. Behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are indeed cut off.’ 12 Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I will open your graves and raise you from your graves, O my people. And I will bring you into the land of Israel. 13 And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and raise you from your graves, O my people. 14 And I will put my Spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I am the Lord; I have spoken, and I will do it, declares the Lord.”
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