3 Ways to Help When You Feel Spiritually Dry

Happy Sunday, ladies! I hope you’ve had a good weekend and you’re ready to start a new week.

As I was thinking about what I wanted to write today, I was struggling. I had prayed, and I didn’t feel God was speaking anything through what I had read, or even through anything that had happened this past week.

It almost felt like I was a little spiritually dry.

Sometimes that can sneak up on us, and we don’t even realize it. I started thinking about my week, had I spent enough time in God’s word, had I taken time to be still and listen?

Seasons of spiritual dryness can come, but there are some things we can do when we fill spiritually dry.

1. Confess it

Tell Jesus you’re feeling dry. He knows it, and he understands. 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. A prayer for more of Him is a prayer that will never be denied.

2. Change up your Bible reading

We know reading God’s word is key for igniting our spiritual lives, but we struggle to understand 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. Also, try different devotional books.

3. Listen to Praise Music

This is one of my favorite things to do. I crank my praise music up and have my own little worship service. Music speaks to me, and many times when I’m going through something, a song will come on that reminds me to keep focusing on Christ.

We’ve been singing this song at church for several weeks. I love the story behind the song.

Jonathan and Melissa Helser of Bethel Music wrote it as a powerful declaration over the life of their friend’s son, Jaxon. For a moment they let unbelief set in and weren’t sure God was going to come through.

A song suddenly came out of their mouths, and they started to sing a powerful declaration against the giant Jaxon was facing.

I raise a hallelujah, in the presence of my enemies
I raise a hallelujah, louder than the unbelief
I raise a hallelujah, my weapon is a melody
I raise a hallelujah, heaven comes to fight for me

What giant are you facing today? Do you need to raise a hallelujah?


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  1. I also like to watch the worship songs on youtube… when you watch Raise a Hallelujah, and see their little boy raising his arms to Jesus…well, you just realize the AWESOMENESS of our God!!

  2. I needed to hear this. I know God was with me this week as I had a mini stroke and was still able to go to church and my 54th class picnic, but just feeling aggravated that I don’t get to go on a bus trip to the balloon festival in Albuerquque,N.M. Very disappointed as we cOUldn’t go last year because my sister had cancer, but she is o.k. this year, Thank you, Jesus! I have so much to be thankful for! i AM FEELING SO NASTY IN MY MIND? PLEASE PRAY GOD WILL TAKE IT AWAY1

  3. Cindi, for the past few weeks, Raise a Hallelujah has been my theme song. I am currently out of work and hubby has not had any sales lately (Realtor) so as we are watching out finances dwindle, I have been singing this song to defeat the discouragement, fear, etc.

  4. That is one of my favorite soup recipes for cold weather! I make it often. Love, love, love that song, too! Worship music truly speaks to me, too.

    Have a blessed week.

  5. Hi Cyndi,
    I love reading your blog! I do listen to gospel music when I am feeling spiritually dry. Thank you for your suggestions.
    Love the pic of your granddaughter, she’s adorable.
    Robin

  6. I just by chance started following your blog last week. Thank you for this post; I could not put words together to describe how I have been feeling until I read this. It was meant for me to find your blog and read this. Thank you and bless you❤️🙏

  7. Beautiful post today.. I love the song confidence( when I need a boost)
    and it’s one I really crank when it comes on the radio when I’m driving. They are definitely lyrics to live by. It never hurts to change things up a bit either so it doesn’t become too routine like:)
    Beautiful pic of Claire a real sweetie.
    Blessings
    Karen ❤️

  8. Oh Cyndi! This post perfectly described my situation the past few weeks. This past week, I found myself praying on my knees, a position I’m ashamed to say I rarely take. Thank you for sharing your “dry” seasons with us!
    On a lighter note, Miss Claire is adorable!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Blessings!

  9. Amen, Cyndi…”as we call out to dry bones, come alive, come alive!”

    Claire looks incredibly adorable! I can’t believe how much she’s grown ❤️

  10. I enjoy your emails!!!
    I get so excited when I receive them
    In fact, lol I try not to delete them.
    I love your bible verses and
    Enjoy your tips on style!
    Love your strong faith and it inspires
    Me!
    Keep it up sweet lady

      1. Loved your post.. We sang this song in church yesterday! It’s awesome. My husband has prostate cancer and is beginning treatments on Wednesday. This was such an encouragement to me.
        Thank you!