IS. 42:17-20 (NAS) The afflicted and needy are seeking water, but there is none, And their tongue is parched with thirst; I, the Lord, will answer them Myself, (praise the Lord) As the God of Israel i will not forsake them. I will open rivers on the bare heights, And springs in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, And the dry land fountains of water. I will put the cedar in the wilderness, The acacia, and the myrtle, and the olive tree; I will place the juniper in the desert, Together with the box tree and the cypress, That they may see and recognize, And consider and gain insight as well, That the hand of the Lord has done this, And the Holy One of Israel has created it. This is a beautiful passage i have highlighted in my bible. So often, i have felt, empty, and barren, dry and dusty, afflicted. This passage gives me hope, my God takes the dry barren, forsaken desert, and make something beautiful!! He dose this Himself, by His hands. How i long for the masters touch in my life. I believe he is creating something beautiful in me, if i stay in Him, abide in Him, allow His word to be implanted in me. Even if my illness dosen't go away in this life, he can still create beauty in my heart, and attitude. God Bless everyone!