Christian Life

To the Person Who Feels Spiritually Stuck

Ever had those moments where God seems strangely quiet and distant? Maybe you go to church, but somehow the “church going” experience is no longer as exciting as it used to be. You feel empty… indifferent … stuck. You think that if maybe you just prayed more or read the Bible more, maybe then, you would feel full again. Or maybe you can’t even get yourself to pray anymore.

The reality is that we’ve all been through dry seasons at some point in our Christian life.

know how hard this can be. In my dry seasons I’m tempted to believe that God is far away. I doubt His love for me. Without the eagerness I used to feel in prayer and worship, it feels as though there is some huge breach between God and I.

There are many reasons as to why one might be experiencing dryness. I can’t possibly give you a single answer and expect that to be the solution for you because I don’t know what your situation is exactly. However, I hope that in today’s post you find the encouragement you need to keep pressing unto God.

 

Be Honest

There is no point in trying to hide the fact that you are going through a dry season. The first step is to admit to yourself and to God where you are and what you are feeling. God is there and He cares. Doing so, will make it that much easier to get out of it.

Dig Deep

Self-examination is very important. Check to see if there’s anything in your life that may be causing the silence or dryness in your walk with God (maybe an unconfessed sin). This requires that you dig deep inside your heart. If you find something, confess it, ask God for forgiveness, repent, and keep drawing closer to Him. He’s our loving and forgiving Father.

Seek Spiritual Companionship

The fellowship with other believers can be a real source of encouragement and comfort during a season of dryness. For some, however, to admit that one’s experience of God has grown stale is seen as a sign of weakness or failure. If your friends have trouble accepting and understanding your dryness, it may be time to start looking for new ones! Surround yourself with people who will encourage you in your walk with the Lord, especially during your dry season. Find someone wise and mature who you can count on to listen and pray for you.

Continue Your Daily Devotional Time

Continue your spiritual disciplines. Even though it may seem like your prayers bounce off the ceiling or that your Bible reading is boring, it is now more important than ever to exercise your faith rather than basing your Christian walk on feelings. Our feelings aren’t what determine if God is there or not. It could be that God is actually deepening our faith so that we do not base our faith on feelings, but on an inner assurance that God is faithful.

 

I’d like to end with this reminder. Seasons change. The beauty of God’s love is that it is stronger than our spiritual dryness. Don’t believe the lie that God has forgotten you or has stopped working in you. Keep the faith, keep trusting Him in the dryness, keep going to church, and keep praising Him even when it’s hard and dry.

The rain is coming!

With love,

Evelyn Alcaraz ❤

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Para la persona que se siente espiritualmente estancado

¿Alguna vez has tenido esos momentos donde Dios parece estar callado y distante? Tal vez vas a la iglesia, pero de algún modo el hecho de “ir a la iglesia” ya no es tan emocionante como solía serlo. Te sientes vacío … indiferente … estancado. Piensas que si tal vez oras más o lees mas la Biblia, quizás entonces, ahi si te sentirías lleno de nuevo. O tal vez ni siquiera tienes las fuerzas para seguir orando.

La realidad es que todos en algún momento hemos pasado por momentos de sequía en nuestra vida cristiana.

 

Sé lo difícil que puede ser esto. En mis momentos de sequía soy tentada a creer que Dios está muy lejos de mi. Dudo de Su amor para mí. Sin el ánimo que solía sentir en la oración y la alabanza, se siente una gran distancia entre Dios y yo.

Hay muchas razones por las cuales uno puede estar pasando por una sequedad espiritual. No puedo proporcionar una sola respuesta y esperar que esa sea la solución para ti porque no sé cuál es tu situación. Sin embargo, espero que en este artículo encuentres el aliento que necesitas para seguir buscando a Dios.

 

Se honesto

No tiene sentido tratar de ocultar que estás pasando por un momento de sequedad. El primer paso es admitirte a ti mismo y a Dios dónde estás y lo qué estás sintiendo. Dios está contigo y a Él le importa lo que te sucede. Si lo haces, harás que sea mucho más fácil salir de esta etapa.

Cava Muy Dentro de Ti

El auto-examinarte es muy importante. Mira si hay algo en tu vida que pueda estar causando el silencio o la sequedad en tu vida espiritual (tal vez un pecado no confesado). Esto requerirá que caves bien a fondo en tu corazón. Si encuentras algo, confiésalo, pídele perdón a Dios, arrepiéntete y sigue acercándote a Él. Él es nuestro Padre amoroso y perdonador.

Busca Compañerismo Espiritual

La hermandad con otros creyentes puede ser una verdadera fuente de aliento y consuelo durante una temporada de sequedad. Para algunos, sin embargo, admitir que nuestra experiencia con Dios se ha estancado es visto como una señal de debilidad o fracaso. Si tus amigos tienen problema en aceptar y comprender tu sequedad, es hora de que comiences a buscar otros amigos! Rodéate de personas que te alienten en tu caminar con el Señor, especialmente durante momentos de sequedad espiritual. Encuentra a alguien sabio y maduro con quien puedas contar para escucharte y orar por ti.

Continúa Tu Tiempo Devocional Diario

Continúa tus disciplinas espirituales. Aunque parezca que tus oraciones rebotan en el techo o que la lectura de la Biblia es aburrida, ahora más que nunca es importante ejercitar tu fe en lugar de basar tu vida cristiana en tus sentimientos. Nuestros sentimientos no son lo que determina si Dios está con nosotros o no. Podría ser que Dios realmente esté profundizando nuestra fe para que no basemos nuestra fe en los sentimientos, sino en la seguridad interna de que Dios es fiel.

 

Hoy quiero recordarte que las temporadas cambian. La belleza del amor de Dios es más fuerte que nuestra sequedad. No creas la mentira de que Dios te olvido o dejo de trabajar en ti. Mantén la fe, sigue confiando en Él en medio de la sequedad, sigue yendo a la iglesia y sigue alabando a Dios incluso cuando sea difícil.

¡La lluvia viene en camino!

Con amor,

Evelyn Alcaraz ❤

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “To the Person Who Feels Spiritually Stuck

  1. Thank you for the encouragement…our Son passed away after only 18 days of illness at the age of 46….my dryness came then! I knew our son was in Heaven because he was a believer and a beautiful Christian father and husband..I even believe that God knows best and believe in His promises but still I cannot pray or do devotaions. I can praise Him for who He is but cannot pray(talk)to Him on a personal level…my intimacy with Him is gone…I am hurt,injured and frustrated…but still I believed God knows best….I know my season will end and God will wait for me…I know God never left me (I left Him)…..thank-you for the reminders……😊.

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    1. Hey Bonnie
      I am so sorry to hear about your son. I appreciate you sharing your heart and I’m happy to know this post was an encouragement to you. Like you said, God knows best, even if we do not understand the things that happen in our life. The good news is that this season will end and that we have a God who will be there every step of the way. I pray God gives you strength and healing in this time. May God bless you always. 🙂

      With love,
      Evelyn

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