Sudden lost of desire to read the Bible? Don’t feel like going to church? Falling asleep when your pastor is preaching? Worse still, feeling nauseated when told to pray or seek the Lord?
Welcome to the club of spiritually dry Christians.
You probably don’t understand why this is happening and you definitely don’t like feeling this way. You’re even trying your best to go through all the motions of doing all the right Christian things, hoping no one notices.
But deep down, you’re feeling hollow and far away from God. You’re beginning to lose the zeal that you used to have for Him. You may even be wondering if He is for real.
I know exactly how that feels—having experienced such seasons myself. I remember asking myself what was wrong, wondering if it was something I did or did not do. Sometimes it got so bad, I felt like giving up on God.
But regardless of how I felt or how far I tried to run away from Him, He always came looking for me.
I was reminded of the parable of the lost sheep in Luke 15:
So Jesus told them this story: “If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them gets lost, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others in the wilderness and go to search for the one that is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he will joyfully carry it home on his shoulders.”
Looking back now, I realized I was that lost sheep and He was the loving Shepherd who came searching for me. I was weak and confused, but He lifted me up and joyfully put me on His shoulders. He led me back, kept me close to His bosom, and loved me back to wholeness.
Friend, if you’re going through a dry spell right now, don’t feel disheartened. Be still and hear the Lord whispering this to you, “Stay with me. Abide in my love. Let me love you back to life.”