What do you need most in a drought?
Most of the country seems to be in a drought right now. Our area is so dry. I see our pastures dying. My horses are losing weight. It is hot. The flowers have wilted. The grass in my yard is nonexistant. And sometimes when the wind blows hard it churns up dust.
We can have a drought in our spirits too. It happens. There are times it is a self-induced drought -- we walk away from the living waters of the Spirit. In those times we just need to go back to the Source and drink. Other times it is just where we are. We've been given a drought.
Droughts will burn away things that don't matter. Droughts will show you where your strength really lies.
OK, the title is dealing with drought, so how do we deal with it?
Drink from the living waters a lot. Turn to God. Press into Him. Read His Word. Think on His promises and truly BELIEVE them. Wait on Him.
"Do not fear, for I am with you;
Do not anxiously look about you,
for I am your God.
I will surely strengthen, you, surely I will help you.
Surely I will uphold you with
My righteous right hand.'" Isaiah 41:10
Turn that verse into a prayer. Pray something like this:
Thank you Lord that you are with me.
Thank you Lord you are my God.
Thank you that you promise to help me and strengthen me.
Thank you for holding me.
Another verse to think on and use as a prayer:
"Yet those who wait for the LORD,
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary." Isaiah 40:31
There are some great promises in that verse! Pray those back to God. Thank Him for those promises and cling to them. He is working.
Another verse to think about: Ephesians 6:16. Faith is called a shield. You gotta use this shield in the battle of life. Raise up your faith. Praise God. You won't feel like but do it anyway. Psalm 22:3 talks about God living in the praises of His people.
When you praise you let Him move in your life. When you praise Him your faith is bolstered. When you praise Him your eyes can see past your circumstances.
Don't give into the drought. Yes, acknowledge there is a drought and then take the measures you need to take. Don't waste energy on things that don't matter. Water the roots. Soak the roots in the Living Water and in Praise. Keep doing it until the downpour comes.
It will come.