Exodus 15:23-25 NLT “When they came to the oasis of Marah, the water was too bitter to drink. So they called the place Marah (which means “bitter”). Then the people complained and turned against Moses. “What are we going to drink?” they demanded. So Moses cried out to the Lord for help, and the Lord showed him a piece of wood. Moses threw it into the water, and this made the water good to drink. It was there at Marah that the Lord set before them the following decree as a standard to test their faithfulness to him.”
The wood represents the cross and therefore Christ’s finished work, which brings us into relationship with God, where we are made righteous, so today, in the midst of your pain or situation, remember Jesus and see what He did for you at the cross. Relief, healing and victory don’t come from dwelling in the pain. See Jesus & His work on the cross (the Tree) and your bitter waters will become sweet.
(Edited from a J. Prince devotional)