Whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst.
If you understand what Jesus is saying in this verse you will find out what an incredible claim He was making. He was saying you would not go through troubles in this life, on the contrary, He is saying that He will satisfy and sustain you in whatever you face in this crazy world. Whether you go through disappointments in family relationships, financial set backs, or even a bad report from the doctor; there is a drink that flows from the Lord that will fill us with joy and power to face whatever comes our way.
Of course I am not saying that the Lord will not save your family, provide your financial needs, or heal your body; He will do all that and more. What I am saying is life is not perfect and trouble always comes. Christ is more than sufficient in every circumstance we face. Here are some thoughts from Spurgeon on this verse.
“He who is a believer in Jesus finds enough in his Lord to satisfy him now, and to content him for evermore. The believer is not the man whose days are weary for want of comfort, and whose nights are long from absence of heart-cheering thought, for he finds in religion such a spring of joy, such a fountain of consolation, that he is content and happy. Put him in a dungeon and he will find good company; place him in a barren wilderness, he will eat the bread of heaven; drive him away from friendship, he will meet the friend that sticks closer than a brother. Blast all his gourds, and he will find shadow beneath the Rock of Ages; sap the foundation of his earthly hopes, but his heart will still be fixed, trusting in the Lord.The heart is as insatiable as the grave till Jesus enters it, and then it is a cup full to overflowing. There is such a fulness in Christ that he alone is the believer’s all.”
This truth is what caught me totally by surprise in the outpouring of 1994. I had no idea what was readily available for me in Christ. The scary thing, I THOUGHT I KNEW. Most Christians think they know but I found out there was more, way more than I ever thought. This new life of drinking in His presence became everything to me. Yes, He does have water to drink and if you drink it you will never thirst again.