The Summer of 2015 has been one of record high temperature and the worst drought that has been experienced in years. The water in the lake behind my home has receded to the point that it appears we have a small beach around the perimeter. Logs and trees limb that were once submerged, are sitting on dry land. To sum it up, it is not a pretty view out my kitchen window right now!
Truth be told, the view of our personal spiritual droughts are no prettier. No one is immune to these times of drought. We are human and it just happens. God understands, knows in advance when they are coming, and He never leaves our side.
“When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.” (Isaiah 43:2)
Take inventory during these times. A spiritual drought may make you aware of things that need attention, like the need to nurture your relationship with Christ. Those dead logs on dry land made me aware that during droughts some ugly things surface…things of which we are often unaware…pain, attitudes, hurts, unforgiveness that need to be released. Let’s look at that as a good thing, a God thing, making us aware of baggage that should be removed from our lives because its presence, especially when unexposed and deeply rooted, works to our detriment, stunting our spiritual growth.
Droughts can be a painful but informative experience all at the same time. Next drought you find yourself in, see what God is attempting to reveal to you as you ponder your drought conditions.
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” (Romans 8:28)
Look for the “GOOD!” Look for “GOD!” He has what you need to end the drought! “But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” (John 4:14) To God Be the Glory!