Read: Ezekiel 37:1-14
“Then he said to me, “Speak a prophetic message to these bones and say, ‘Dry bones, listen to the word of the Lord! This is way the Sovereign Lord says: Look! I am going to put breath into you and make you live again! I will put flesh and muscle on you and cover you with skin. I will put breath into you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’”
BAM! POW! KAPOOEY!!!! Sorry. It just felt like a batman kinda moment cuz this passage just hit me right in the face. Like CRAZY!!!!! If you are in a crappy place right now then this is for you. If you’re not, then hold onto this for when you are because this is about to get real.
The first thing we see in this passage is this dry wasteland saturated with dead bones and the Lord asks Ezekiel, “can these bones become living people again?” Ezekiel’s kinda like, “well…I can’t.” And what happens next is mind blowing. Seriously. Take a look.
“Speak a prophetic message to these bones and say, ‘Dry bones, listen to the word of the Lord!” (verse 4, my emphasis added)
Sometimes, all it takes to bring life to the dry wasteland that your problems have caused (or are currently causing) is to speak God’s Word at them! Find a promise from God’s Word and speak it out in faith. You don’t have to be a prophet or some theologian to hold onto God’s promises. They are promises for a reason and the Bible says that God’s Word never returns void (ref. Isaiah 55:11) so grab ahold of one and shout it out. Problems don’t go away with wishful thinking but they do cause us to be more reliant on God. Let His Word build your faith instead of letting your problems wreck it. He is faithful to keep His promises. (ref. Hebrews 10:23). Just trust in Him and speak out.
Lord, help me to boldly declare Your promises against all that comes against me. Be the only thing I rely on — the only thing I need. My breath. My nourishment. My sustenance. Help me to trust in You and let me not be overwhelmed by my problems but by Your presence alone. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.