Reaching for the Son

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As I look out the window, I am reminded of how very tragic the lack of rain has become this summer. And, this morning, the tv weather man said the drought may be “severe” until the middle of December. It will take a tropical like depression to bring enough rain to lessen this drought. With the tragic fires, loss of lives, homes, property, its a reminder of how very devastation a drought can be. I’ve listened to many of the home owners on t.v., being thankful of escaping with their life even though they have lost every material thing they own. They talk about having to start over from scratch. I think of those who have lost everything and do not have faith to cling.

According to Websters one of the definitions of “drought” is: a prolonged or chronic shortage or lack of something expected or desired

This got me to thinking about spiritual drought. To be in a spiritual drought, a prolonged period without  God can bring  tragedy all its own. Questions like “where are you God? WHY, Why me”, can keep you in a spiritual drought. God is not just a 911 God. The best prevention from a spiritual drought is to remain close to God. Read his word daily, pray constantly, talk to him as if he is right beside you….because He is!! It builds up a reserve for when times hit and you have to reach for that extra faith, you have reserves stored.

God never leaves us, we leave him. My husband tells a joke about an elderly couple riding in their pick-up truck. He behind the wheel, she on the other side. They pull up next to a young couple sitting beside each other. The elderly lady says, “I remember when we use to ride next to each other”, he looks at her and says, “I haven’t moved.”

God hasn’t moved either, through the fires, the floods, the illnesses, the divorces, the loneliness, the sadness, economic hardships… He is there walking beside us. It is through him we gather our strength to put one foot in front of the other and start over and continue our journey.

….like the drought stricken land thirsts for water, our drought stricken soul thirsts for
the love of the only one who can give us the strength to flourish again.

Please give yourself five minutes and listen to the below song and watch the video….I often cling to the words of this song and now with these awesome pictures…it just lifts me up.

Today’s Song:

In Christ Alone performed by Avalon

Blessings and hugs…

Psalms 42:1-2 (ESV)

1 As a deer pants for flowing streams,
so pants my soul for you, O God.
2 My soul thirsts for God,
for the living God.
When shall I come and(E) appear before God?

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