Dry Season Devotional

Devotionals and encouragement for a spiritually dry season, when life didn’t turn out the way you expected and you are reeling with more questions then answers, and you can’t seem to find your way out.

Man with arms spread at sunset | A Powerful Takeaway From When Jesus Heals A Leper

A Powerful Takeaway From When Jesus Heals A Leper

There is no shame in returning empty, but don’t stay there. So often we allow the pain of “empty” to drive a wedge between God and us. We let it drive us behind a self-imposed wall in a useless attempt to hide from the pain, the questions, the shattered places to keep you from your savior’s arms. We allow it to become an excuse for staying locked behind solid walls. Plug back into Him, and fill back up. Let God pour over your bruised soul like a soothing balm.

Desert oasis | Waiting With God | A Look At The Israelites Complaining In The Wilderness

Waiting With God | A Look At The Israelites Complaining In The Wilderness

It’s hard to recognize the importance of something in the midst of the season we’re walking through. It’s hard to see the reason we had to journey through some of the places we’ve been to. Sometimes we find ourselves like the Israelites, wandering around the desert and the promised land seems so far away.  Day after grueling day they trekked on for forty years before they came to the place they had been promised.

Adult hand holding a child's hand on a Bible | Holding On To God's Promises

Holding On To God’s Promises | A Look At The Israelites Not Entering The Promise Land

The Israelites are way into their desert journey toward the promised lands, they’ve faced battles, and witnessed His provision, and have seen the glory of God come to rest on Mount Sinai in Exodus 24. They’ve got some experience under their belt, so it’s little surprise when God gives the word to move on and enter the promised land. I picture a scene from the end of Wagon Train episodes where the wagon master tells them to “Load ’em up and move’em out”… can you tell I watch a lot of old westerns?

The Story Of Naomi From The Bible

Empty is a journey, a walk, a season that proves everything that we’ve learned in the storm. Empty is a lonely, broken place. You’ve walked through a dry season for so long… you followed eager to be a part of what God was doing- but now you find your self used up, poured out, tired of fighting.