If I’m going to be honest, lately I’ve been going through a “dry season” when it comes to feeling Christ in my life. I’ve learned there are plenty of others who feel the same way as me.

I remember being in high school and going through an extremely dry season with my faith. One Sunday, everyone at my church seemed to have their hands up praising God during the worship song. Their eyes were closed and their body position made it seem like God was hanging with them more than He was hanging out with me. How rude.

Maybe, I wasn’t good enough for God to listen to me.

The other day I got frustrated when I heard someone say “God spoke to me”. Does He actually speak to you?? Where’s my burning bush, my tingling feeling of Christ?

The truth though is: I am good enough for God. God wants me to run to Him eagerly, kneeling at His feet. God is crying out for us, as His children, to embrace Him, notice Him, and praise His goodness. He doesn’t care that I sometimes can’t raise my hands in church. He doesn’t care that you went too far in your previous relationship, that you struggle reading the Bible, or find yourself in a constant desire to want the world. He just wants you to come to Him, to repent and do life with Him.

I’ve learned God is working in my life daily. When I am dry, it is me, not Him. I just don’t notice it.

Dry seasons happen when we are too busy looking at the world. The truth is that God is right beside you, waiting for you, His child, to talk to Him. Like a mom waits by her phone for her college student to give her a phone call, God is waiting for you to embrace His love for you. Truth be told, very few people will ever hear God’s actual voice. God speaks through our life. God speaks through His creation, the beautiful seas and His Word. So just cause God didn’t “speak” to you doesn’t mean He isn’t communicating in a cool and powerful way. In fact right now God is up in Heaven, looking down on you desperately waiting to listen you your prayers, your trials, and your heartaches. He wants to hear you admit when you are struggling with your faith, because the struggle proves you are trying. He wants to hear about your hard day, the ex who can’t seem to get away, and your struggle with alcohol. He wants to talk to you like a friend, He wants vulnerability, not necessarily the perfect pretty prayers you say aloud when praying with a group.

We so often allow ourselves to be distracted by the world, instead of focusing on Christ. We focus on looking hot, more than seeking Christ. We focus on working out and getting a spring break bod, more than digging deeper into Christ’s word. We allow ourselves to idolize the temporary things of this world, forgetting our Father in front of us yelling “Child, I am here. Come to me.”

I remember in high school I never would appreciate my parents, and I would never notice all they would do for me. They were paying taxes, making me food, and continually pouring their love and life into me even when I didn’t notice it. Everything around me at the time was so temporary – from my high school friends to Geometry. Everything was temporary besides them.

God is there. Just because we don’t notice Him working in our life, doesn’t mean He isn’t doing anything behind the scenes. God is commanding the show. God is the director. God is there, we just don’t see and appreciate His hard work.

Dry seasons happen for a reason. They are reminders for you to have faith in God. Faith is believing without seeing. Faith is what we are called to live by; not by having all the answers or being able to comprehend God’s ways. When you step into an airplane you don’t always see a pilot, yet you have faith that He is there commanding the show. When you step into the elevator, you don’t see the the technology that helps you move up and down the building, yet you know you will get to the floor you push the button for because you have faith. When you wake up each morning, you may not feel God, have a burning bush, and be brought to your knees in awe of Him working, but He is there, He is commanding, and He is loving you immeasurably.

Your dry season is making your faith stronger and allowing God to work in your life in a new and beautiful way.

And if you ever doubt God’s existence and Christ, I challenge you to look at the mountains, the stars, a waterfall. Look at a rose, a puppy, and a kitten. There is no way something so beautiful could come from a 1 in zillion chance by science. There is no way with those odds it could not have someone commanding the show. Every masterpiece has an artist. And this artist says, “Child, I love you more than all those combined.” He looks down on you and says “You are mine.”

Have faith that the Lord is working even when you can’t feel Him, don’t feel moved by a worship song, or find doubts creeping in your thoughts. Pray, never lose faith, and talk to God like He is your friend. He is there, He is listening, and He cares.

Everyone has a dry season. Just ask the disciples, some of them still doubted God when He was right in front of them. God is communicating with you even when you can’t feel Him. Your faith may not be perfect 100% of the time, but how great is it that we serve a God who doesn’t ask us to be enough for the world?  He doesn’t require your hand to be up when Oceans is played, and He doesn’t require you to completely understand His ways. All he requires is faith in Him. He says we are enough for Him the way we are, all we need is a little bit of faith.

The same God that rose a man from the dead wants to call you friend. How wonderful is that?

Matthew 7:7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.

Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Psalm 13

“How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?
    How long will you hide your face from me?
How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
    and day after day have sorrow in my heart?
    How long will my enemy triumph over me?

Look on me and answer, Lord my God.
    Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,
and my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,”
    and my foes will rejoice when I fall.

But I trust in your unfailing love;
    my heart rejoices in your salvation.
I will sing the Lord’s praise,
    for he has been good to me.”

(and look even David doubted God yet trusted in the Lord through faith)

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Written by Grace Valentine

I love Jesus, diet coke and sunflowers. I wish I lived in the mountains, but love the two states I call home--Louisiana and Texas. I can watch Criminal Minds all day and dream of one day owning an ice cream truck for fun. However, my main goal in life is that more girls will realize the worth they have through Christ Jesus--and with Him and Him only we are enough.

35 comments

    1. Thank you for writing this down. This is exactly what I needed to hear. I’ve wrestled with the Lord, and get I’ve wondered why I’m not feeling him. This was a great wake up call.

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  1. Thank you so much for this post. I feel like I’ve been going through a dry season. I am constantly trying to find a way to keep my relationship with God. It hasn’t been easy with work and graduate school. I just pray that I will remain faithful to Him until death. That is my prayer. Thank you for the reminder to seek HIM and let HIM know what I’m going through. He does love me and wants to hear from me. I think it’s amazing how he wants to hear from EVERYONE in this world. God is AMAZING!

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      1. Grace, my daughter Cassi is going through this now please pray God will be real to her and the distractions will be removed from her. Praying God will change people in her life or move them out.

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      2. Mrs. Deborah I am praying for as I type this– Make sure she knows she is not alone and she can email me if she needs encouragement God bless and I can tell you a wonderful mother for pointing her to Christ

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  2. Grace thank you so much for this! I needed this now more than ever. I think that so often through life we are told to be thankful for what we have because someone else has it worse. And while that is true it has still often given us the mentality that maybe we don’t deserve to ask for help from God because there are people with far worse problems that he is helping.

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  3. A God ordained read during this dry season in my journey. Some days, I feel like this season is never going to end but then I’m reminded that seasons change. Thank you for sharing the Word and truth that some Christians won’t talk about. We don’t always “feel” Him but that doesn’t mean He’s not with us or that we are not His children.

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  4. This is incredible. He is always good, even when we aren’t & this world isn’t. It’s so hard when we focus on everything we do wrong & no we don’t deserve Him, but all he asks us for is faith & surely that’s the least we can do for such a good, good God. Thank you for sharing this!

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  5. I am going thru alot my granddaughter posted this and i have been reading the replies.I know God loves me but i feel i fell him alot got remarried last year after 32yrs.My husband is a baptist preacher and i am torn between churches i am baptist but he wants to go to the church he rented to undem. group he is 81- I’M 58 There was lot in this church i didnt approve of and when the preacher there kept making him jealous by hugging me and kissing my cheek i didnt want to go back .I was and still a member of local baptist church and miss going there.He went with me for awhile and he seemed ok untill we had a young sunday school teacher. I think he became offened when he didnt call in him as much for prayer as he did the others now he dont want to attend my church.I told him i didnt feel comfortable going where he went so now we dont go which i dont like sitting around home watching church on tv.He reads his bible daily and i find it hard to read mine i feel hurt and alone i want Jesus in my life and finding this dry season hard on my soul. carolyn wilson

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    1. I am praying for you Carolyn. Pray to Christ and present your worries, anxieties and decisions at His feet. The Lord loves you and like Romans 8:28 says, He is working for the good of you even through this. God bless and I will be praying for you sister

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  6. I have lost everything…EVERYTHING…

    He doesn’t talk to us, he doesn’t speak to us…it is left up to us to try and figure out what and how to handle our own issues…I use to believe in a higher power, I too believed that those beautiful things couldn’t exist without a higher power, but he has left me, if there is a he…9 months, almost 10 months in and no answers…even more devastation…when you believe that things cannot get any worse off, something else happens, devastating and in crisis all over again…

    I am beginning to believe there really is no HE and we are in this game by ourselves, floundering around like fish on dry land…I have had faith, hope, belief and have prayed fervently throughout this entire time, but nothing but misery…lack of loyalty, respect and dignity from every side…humans will fail you every time…I have not found one yet to not fail me…maybe my expectations of others are just too high, too much!

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    1. I am sorry you feel this way. I can promise God is there- He cares and is loyal. The signs and proof aren’t always the way we like–but they are there if you search with an open mind and heart. I pray you give Him another chance, simple things like you fumbling on this article are by no accident. I pray for your life that the Lord blesses you with more opportunities to see Him work. If you have any questions feel free to message me God bless!

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  7. Thank you for this. I am definitely going through this right now. I feel as though some ‘Christians’ who called me family have turned their back on me and I’ve been struggling with my faith since. I appreciate your post and hope to once again become a strong Christian woman. You are an inspiration.

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    1. Christians will fail you–for we are human. But the Lord will not. I pray for your life circumstances Liz and that the Lord blesses you new friend. God bless and I am proud of you for sticking with the fight–it is worth it.

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  8. As I have read through most of your posts it reminded me of my hard time feeling alone. That’s when I was taught something new.
    To say “Thank you Lord”. Even if you have to grit your teeth to say it, say it.. When you do, things start to change.
    We always ask for things, but never remember to say thank you…. You don’t have to be in a church house to say it either. Say it where you stand, the lord is with you where ever you are… And you will see things change, and new paths open. As it was told to me…. It takes the devil out of control, as you say the words and hands it back to God, for blessings to fall your way… Just say Thank You, when ever you can…

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  9. I came across this post on Facebook in February and liked it so much that I printed it out. I have looked at it a few times since then. It came to me at just the right time. Thank you for expressing this so beautifully and honestly. While I still feel “dry” on occasion, my outlook has been refocused. I decided to search this out again because I wanted to share with my people. Many blessings to you and Thanks.

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    1. Michelle how beautiful! I have to remind myself about this often, being dry is an opportunity to connect with God in a new way… we must both continue to never loose faith even when we feel nothing. God bless new friend ❤

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