when you're dehydrated

my lips are cracked.

chapped.

dry.

i rub them together and know I need water. Lots of water.

it’s been too long.

i should have sensed it coming.

i’ve lost all moisture in my lips.

my body is dry. i feel weak.

i’m in trouble when my body has to pull moisture from other areas in order to stay hydrated.

my lips are proof that my body is dry.

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yosemite falls dried up

my lips are dry.

i have nothing more to say.

my soul feels dry.

i have nothing more to give.

nothing meaningful or hopeful.

i am skin and bones.

i lack energy. i feel depleted.

life sucked out of me.

my soul is thirsty.

empty.

weak.

cracked and dry never look good.

face sunken in.

all moisture gone.

an unhealthy look takes over.

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‘half dome’ days before fires consumed parts of dry yosemite.

i tell myself I have to take care of me.

i will myself to drink water.

sips at a time for that is all i can muster up.

every ounce is soaked up like rain hitting hot pavement.

i need more.

i must continue to drink.

before i lose all control, i must quench this need.

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i will myself to open the Scriptures.

i know deep down there’s still a song on my heart.

my mind recalls a hymn.

i hum the chorus.

i tell myself His Word is true. Alive. full of hope.

i need more.

i must come to this place often.

before i spiral down, He must quench this need of the soul.

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dehydration is proof we are dry.

it’s gone too far. it’s been too long.

only one thing can satisfy.

water.

Living Water.

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Psalm 143.6-8 says, “I stretch out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Answer me quickly, O Lord! My spirit fails! Hide not your face from me, lest I be like those who go down to the pit. Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.”

so stretch out your hands.

i am doing the same.

let Him satisfy you and me today.

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