Sunday, July 26, 2009

Is the drought over?

Have you ever been in the middle of a drought? I'm not talking about lack of rain, I'm talking about a spiritual drought. You know, when you feel, not unloved by God, but feel like you are not , for whatever reason, able to feel Him close to you. The last year has been a really trying time for our church, and for me personally. I felt like although I knew He was there, and still was speaking to me, everything around me seem to be dry. No spontaneous outpouring of joy. To be honest, it was hard work just to hang in there. So many times, I just wanted to stay home and watch TV. Sometimes I did. Other times I felt so frustrated that I was in this desert place and despite my best efforts didn't seem to be finding any oasis.

Today was a drenching rain. Today, my spirit opened up and received a soaking of the Spirit. My heart saw the stirrings of a great thing that is beginning among my church family. Maybe the drought is over. Following has been hard when you are in waiting mode. Trusting that God would bring rain in His time is sometimes frustrating. Tonight, I looked around at people that I love. I saw them laughing, hugging, talking. I smiled when I thought of what God has for us....and it felt like raindrops....maybe the drought is over.

7 comments:

Cathryn said...

I keep thinking of the word "joy". I haven't felt joy in a long time, but I do now. And it feels GOOD!

Megan said...

I hate that we couldn't be there tonight. Even if I might would have had to eat somebody else's cooking I would have loved the fellowship! I do agree with you though... I have been seeing some raindrops all week. I am so grateful for it too.

Britney said...

This has made my heart smile for the Sinclair family. I have been praying for y'all, and Sinclair has been on Westview Baptist's prayer list for a long time. God is good, and is always on time. Love ya.

Roxanne said...

You put words to my exact feelings from Sunday...peace is the word I kept thinking!

Heather said...

Good for you for hanging in there. That has to be one of the hardest things to do during a dry spell.

Hollie said...

I'm so thankful and excited for everything that is going on there too! We gotta come visit soon!

Sally said...

Aw...blessed rain! After coming home Sunday night I felt as if a huge boulder was beginning to roll off my shoulders! Thank you God for hearing our praying and for not giving up on us...and thank you not letting us give up on You!

My mama used to ay "Sally...you've got champayne taste and a beer pocketbook!" and boy, was she right. (And she never even drank to know the difference!A)

 
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