Let’s be honest; sometimes we can feel spiritually dry. We can get busy, or we can allow bitterness or hurts to keep us from being in God’s word, and then we begin to realize we don’t feel close to God. I have been there.
Dry seasons happen. And, although it can feel like it, a dry season doesn’t mean you’re a bad Christian. Quite the opposite, it makes you a normal Christian.
My guess is every Christian goes through at least one dry season. And, although God is quiet, it doesn’t mean He’s not there. He is!
Here are 3 Steps To Take When You Feel Spiritually Dry
1. Confess it and spend time in prayer.
Tell Jesus you’re feeling dry. He knows it, and he understands. Spend time praying for a renewed spirit. Ask God to show you if anything is obstructing your relationship with Him.
Jeremiah 29:13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. God wants you to cry out to Him. Prayer for more of Jesus is a prayer that will never be denied.
2. Dig Deep into God’s word and try changing up your Bible reading.
We know reading God’s word is key for igniting our spiritual lives, but we struggle to know what to do when our Bible reading doesn’t seem to be transforming us into the image of Christ.
One thing you can do is change how you normally read the Bible. Try reading a different version of the Bible. I love the Amplified version, The Message, and the New Living Translation when I’m reading a book in the Bible.
I recently started reading The Passion Translation. It’s only translated in the New Testament, Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs but I like reading it. Also, try a different devotional book.
3. Listen to Praise Music.
This is one of my favorite things to do, especially when I’m working around the house. I crank my praise music up and have my own little worship service.
Remember, dry seasons have a beginning but more importantly an end!
If you need some help, this song by Chris Tomlin is a great reminder that no one loves us like Jesus.