Lost in the Desert
Psalm 63:1 (TNIV) “You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.”
This verse popped up on my phone today as the “verse of the day.” Seems recently that this has been a reoccurring theme in my life. I seem to hit a lot of “dry spells” where I don’t feel as though I’m connecting with God. It usually goes pretty unnoticed. I just get busy with life and simply don’t take time out to spend with God. There are also times when I feel like all I’m doing is screaming to God but it’s falling on deaf ears. Whenever I hit these dry spells I find it hard to move past them and I get stuck there for a while.
So what do I do to try and move past these times? First I think of what is going right. What things in my life can I truly just say “Thanks God’? I doesn’t even have to be anything big something as simple as thanking him for the green lights when I need to use the bathroom. Having that mindset of thankfulness puts me in a better spot to be receptive to God.
Another thing that I do is to literally schedule a time to seek God. I will put on my calendar that I’m unavailable to do anything during that time. I’ll shut my phone off, turn off the computer and TV and just wait. Sometimes this works great and I have a real personal experience with God and feel energized. Sometimes I just sit in a room in silence for 20 minutes (which being an introvert I rather enjoy anyway).
What sort of things do you do when you hit a spiritual dry spell? What do you do when you’re just not “feelin’ it?”