In this narrative, we find Zacharias and Elizabeth faithfully following the Lord and His ways. An area of lack remained in their lives despite this. Almost surprisingly, we discover that this lack was God-ordained! God had chosen this couple to bring forth John the Baptist–forerunner of Jesus–at just the right moment of time. Continue reading
At times we may experience seasons of spiritual dryness in our journey with God. It may feel as if we are in a vast wilderness. Our prayers may seem to go without any answer. We may even feel as if God is absent.
The promises of yesterday may feel as if they weren’t true. The questions come and go: Will breakthrough ever come? Will I ever experience that healing? God may seem as if He doesn’t hear you or that He doesn’t even care.
But He does care. He sees you, beloved. He hears your heart cry.
If this is you, don’t give up. God has not abandoned you. He is with you even when you feel nothing; even when you have felt nothing for what seems like an eternity.
You aren’t being punished or forsaken. All is not lost.
Be encouraged. In this season, the Lord is calling you into a deeper place with Him. The wilderness that comes in the midst of your longing for Jesus is actually a gift.
Yes, a gift! This is an invitation from your Bridegroom King.
As you await the breakthrough, God’s love is purifying you. In this spiritual dryness, He is forming you into a purer vessel of His presence. His perfect leadership has brought you into a time of learning: Learning to walk by faith and not by what you feel.
It’s a difficult, narrow way, but I promise: it’s worth it. He’s worth it.
“For we walk by faith, not by sight.”
2 Corinthians 5:7 (NKJV)