Combating Spiritual Dryness


Spiritual growth comes with its fair share of challenges and one of them is spiritual dryness.

Have you ever felt that your love for God has turned into a feeble flame, ready to be blown by the slightest of winds? Have you viewed the spiritual disciplines and mere drudgery? Does it seem that your prayers never go past the ceiling? Here are a few steps that can deal with such episodes of spiritual dryness to restore your way back to the Lord.

Step 1: Turn to God and Pray, Pray, Pray!

Certainly not the most obvious answer but everything in the Christian realm requires one to turn to God. God already knows whatever we are going through and he wants us to bring all our problems to him first. Therefore, everyone should pray that God makes known to them his ways and fills them with joy in his presence.

Step 2: Conduct an Inner Monologue Rather Than Listening to Yourself

The main cause of spiritual dryness is listening to our doubts and complaints that come pouring out of our minds. The bible in Psalms 103:1-2 says, “Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the LORD, my soul and forget not all his benefits.” Therefore, we need to affirm God’s truth to ourselves to maintain our faith.

Step 3: Revamp Your Spiritual Disciplines

Spiritual dryness often occurs because we have lost touch with our spiritual disciplines. Therefore, during the times when we feel that we are lost in the wilderness, it is imperative that keep practicing our spiritual disciplines, in particular bible study, prayer, and fellowship with other Christians. The disciplines are means God uses to strengthen us and protect us thus we need to keep them even when we feel they are useless.


Step 4: Wait On God’s Answer to Your Prayers

Finally, we need to wait on God’s timing and trust that He will answer our prayers. Psalm 40:1-2 says, “I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.”  Therefore, we should always practice patience and wait for God to renew his presence in our lives.

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  1. Anthony
    16 Sep 2021 16:00:56 Reply

    Waoh what a nourishing word. Keep blessings us with more and more. Your website well updated and is current.

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