March 15th, 2012 by Sheree
Have you ever found yourself in a spiritual dry patch and wondered where God was? It’s the place you find yourself when you’re not really on speaking terms with God. Sometimes it just happens; life gets busy and we forget to pray. However, sometimes we’re praying a lot and yet it seems God isn’t saying anything in return. Those are the dry patches I hate the worst.
As I write this post I have now had eight radiation treatments and I’m experiencing a major dry patch. Not a dry patch with God… instead a literal dry patch in the back of my throat. Every time I swallow I’m reminded of it and as you can imagine eating has become more difficult. It doesn’t hurt yet, but they’ve warned me that the pain is coming and probably soon. So they’ve given me a prescription for something they call, “Magic Mouthwash” which is supposed to help.
With my literal dry patch constantly on my mind, I couldn’t help but think of the dry patches I’ve sometimes gone through with God. Some were my fault; some were meant to test me; most were designed to get my attention back on Him. But in each case, they all had a magical solution that sometimes took me a while to figure out. The solution… getting back into His Word.
His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3: 22b-23
There’s something magical in reading God’s word daily. It refreshes, renews and rehydrates our dry patches.
I love this quote by D.L. Moody:
“The only way to keep a broken vessel full is to keep the faucet running”
You and I have the opportunity to hear from God everyday if we will just open His Word and read it. He speaks to us through it’s pages and fills us with hope to face the literal dry patches we face. Through the promises in God’s word I know that my dry throat and inevitable pain are temporary and that His compassion for me never fails.
So, the next time you find yourself in a dry patch, either spiritually or literally, crack open the book… He’s right there waiting for you with a fresh answer to what you face!