Even though he had been a believer of Jesus for many years and had experienced mighty moves of the Holy Spirit, he found himself in a dry place. His passion and fervor had disappeared. When worshipping in church or at home, he didn’t feel the presence of the Lord like he used to. His bible readings and prayer times had become automatic, like an exercise he just knew he had to do but they were stripped of all joyful expectations.
The despair we go through in dry seasons brings tears of hopelessness. We wonder if they were triggered by something of our doing, or not doing. Guilt and shame add to our anguish. The greatest anguish is the distance we feel from the Lord. The reality of spiritual warfare becomes solidified and when our efforts bear no fruit, we find ourselves feeling broken, crying out to God!
At His feet, in total surrender, we can trust (no matter how long it will take) the watering of the Lord, by His Word and His Spirit. The presence of the Lord never leaves us, and we never leave it, even when we don’t feel it. We press through hindrances to the reality of Christ and receive breakthroughs, from glory to glory!
Psalms 126:5 “Those who sow in tears Shall reap in joy.”