From Blessing to Blessing

3 I am worn out calling for help; my throat is parched.
My eyes fail, looking for my God.
4 Those who hate me without reason outnumber the hairs of my head; many are my enemies without cause, those who seek to destroy me. I am forced to restore what I did not steal. Psalm 69:3-4

There are seasons of “dry spells” in our lives and seasons that are just flooded with the rich blessings of God. Look no further than the Old Testament to find scores of characters who went through these cycles. David, Elijah, Jonah, Moses, Joseph. The list could go on for pages. If someone tells you they go from mountain top to mountain top experience and don’t experience the dry spells, they’re probably not being honest about it. God can AND does walk us through these times but they do occur.

Why does that happen? Let’s look at it like this. I like rain. I do not mind thunderstorms and rain showers at all. However, I would not want to live in the Pacific Northwest where it rains 300+ days a year. Why? Because I like the sunshine that follows the rain. If you had sunshine 360 days a year you’re probably in a drought like California is experiencing. The rain makes things grow. It waters the ground and replenishes water supplies. Sunshine is important for growth, but so is rain.

So, how does this relate? If you only experience mountain top blessings (where nothing at all ever goes wrong in your life), then you really can’t understand pain and suffering and dependence on God, because you’ve never really had to reach out to God for help. The blessings were always there.

If you’re in the midst of crying out to Him, continue to do so! It’s never a bad thing to be desperate for God.

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