My husband went out to do some field work, and after walking a few hours with his helper, they lied down by a brook to rest.
¨Did you notice in a brook there is no sound like a river?¨ The helper mentioned.
In a stream or river where the water is flowing and the surface is placid, there would be no sound heard, like a lake would be without wind.
When a river has rocks or stones, where there is turbulence and droppings and irregularities in the river, there are places where there is more pressure than others, which means irregular flow and you would hear the sound of the river.
When life is going well in finances, health, family, work, and we are happy it seems God takes a back seat in our daily lives.
When there is turbulence, or rocks in our path, we begin to pray and make noise. We pray longer and perhaps even louder, suddenly scripture verses come to mind and they flow from our spirit. We begin to praise and do warfare.
In all of this, God wants to know what comes out of us when we are being pressured, when we have to go around obstacles, when we are down instead of up and we come into the rushing waters in the river.
Let us be thankful for the obstacles, which bring us closer to God, and we can see his mighty outstretched arm protecting us and we can learn to react to them appropriately, by praising Him. After all, even the rocks will cry out, right?