To the Person Who Feels Spiritually Stuck

Ever had those moments where God seems strangely quiet and distant? Maybe you go to church, but somehow the “church going” experience is no longer as exciting as it used to be. You feel empty… indifferent … stuck. You think that if maybe you just prayed more or read the Bible more, maybe then, you would feel full again. Or maybe you can’t even get yourself to pray anymore.

The reality is that we’ve all been through dry seasons at some point in our Christian life.

know how hard this can be. In my dry seasons I’m tempted to believe that God is far away. I doubt His love for me. Without the eagerness I used to feel in prayer and worship, it feels as though there is some huge breach between God and I.

There are many reasons as to why one might be experiencing dryness. I can’t possibly give you a single answer and expect that to be the solution for you because I don’t know what your situation is exactly. However, I hope that in today’s post you find the encouragement you need to keep pressing unto God.

 

Be Honest

There is no point in trying to hide the fact that you are going through a dry season. The first step is to admit to yourself and to God where you are and what you are feeling. God is there and He cares. Doing so, will make it that much easier to get out of it.

Dig Deep

Self-examination is very important. Check to see if there’s anything in your life that may be causing the silence or dryness in your walk with God (maybe an unconfessed sin). This requires that you dig deep inside your heart. If you find something, confess it, ask God for forgiveness, repent, and keep drawing closer to Him. He’s our loving and forgiving Father.

Seek Spiritual Companionship

The fellowship with other believers can be a real source of encouragement and comfort during a season of dryness. For some, however, to admit that one’s experience of God has grown stale is seen as a sign of weakness or failure. If your friends have trouble accepting and understanding your dryness, it may be time to start looking for new ones! Surround yourself with people who will encourage you in your walk with the Lord, especially during your dry season. Find someone wise and mature who you can count on to listen and pray for you.

Continue Your Daily Devotional Time

Continue your spiritual disciplines. Even though it may seem like your prayers bounce off the ceiling or that your Bible reading is boring, it is now more important than ever to exercise your faith rather than basing your Christian walk on feelings. Our feelings aren’t what determine if God is there or not. It could be that God is actually deepening our faith so that we do not base our faith on feelings, but on an inner assurance that God is faithful.

 

I’d like to end with this reminder. Seasons change. The beauty of God’s love is that it is stronger than our spiritual dryness. Don’t believe the lie that God has forgotten you or has stopped working in you. Keep the faith, keep trusting Him in the dryness, keep going to church, and keep praising Him even when it’s hard and dry.

The rain is coming!

With love,

imk2b

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