No matter how much we love God and we worship Him, there are just certain times when you feel dry. Like you get up out of bed and realize that today is going to be no different than any other day for the last month. No matter how much you say you are leaning on God, it just feels…well I don’t know, but maybe you understand.
I think we have to remember two main things: 1) God is still God. He is still in control, and He still has a plan; and 2) We were created to glorify God, not follow our own agenda.
Look at this quote:
“I know that my circumstances don’t change. God is still God. It doesn’t change what God’s call is for my life. He is still on the throne in Heaven, He still rules. He is still bigger than everything that I am facing.” – Jill McCloghry (Hillsong)
It isn’t God who is dry, it is us and our selfishness. Why is it easier to praise God in good times rather than bad?
Look at the lyrics to this song, and then listen to it. But really look at the lyrics. They can be powerful. Sorry if this post didn’t sound so “chipper.” I have highlighted the parts that I am praying.
This is my prayer in the desert
When all that’s within me feels dry
This is my prayer in the hunger in me
My God is a God who provides
And this is my prayer in the fire
In weakness or trial or pain
There is a faith proved
Of more worth than gold
So refine me Lord through the flames
And I will bring praise
I will bring praise
No weapon forged against me shall remain
I will rejoice
I will declare
God is my victory and He is here
And this is my prayer in the battle
And triumph is still on it’s way
I am a conqueror and co-heir with Christ
So firm on His promise I’ll stand
All of my life
In every season
You are still God
I have a reason to sing
I have a reason to worship
This is my prayer in the harvest
When favor and providence flow
I know I’m filled to be emptied again
The seed I’ve received I will sow
– Adam Smith
Edit: I realized after posting I said I was going to highlight (bold) the parts that I was praying for myself…and I just realized I may as well have bolded the whole thing, but I am going to leave it as is. It is really a great song though!