Dry Seasons in Your Faith

While walking out of my small church that’s located in the middle of a strip mall, I noticed a flyer that had the words Good Neighbor Initiative on it. I picked it up thinking it was another volunteer opportunity. What I didn’t know was how much that little flyer was going to touch my life and the lives of others.

When I got back from church I told my husband that we definitely needed to sign up for the cause. The flyer more specifically was for helping refugees that had come to The United States from war torn countries. The goal was to have a family from the St. Louis area befriend a refugee family.

I am so grateful I felt led to grab that flyer. Right after getting the flyer I filled out the online paperwork, did the background check, and signed up for a training class. Earlier today my husband and I attended the training class and it truly opened our eyes.

Backing up, a few weeks ago I was feeling extremely down and almost not used by God. I was starting up this blog and felt so far from what I was supposed to actually be writing about. I kept praying that God would open the doors for something to happen. Something for me to help with and be a benefit. It is hard being a stay at home mom, who used to working nights in the ER. Sometimes it feels like my life is moving in slow motion compared to performing CPR and trying to keep people alive. I wanted to be useful to God in a way outside of the home while still being a wonderful mom that was present for her child (hopefully in the future children).

Now looking back it is always funny how God has everything so perfectly aligned. He showed us that there are people from around the world that need our help right here in our city. It is so beautiful to see God working again after a pretty dry season. Although I know that there is a lot more lessons to be learned from this dry season in my life, I am glad that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

I am so looking forward to meeting with the family for the first time and to see what God has in store next. He is so faithful when we are so unfaithful.

Here are a few Bible verses that have been sticking out to me lately and have helped me meditate on God’s faithfulness.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:1

But you, Oh Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.
Psalms 86:15

I hope this helps if you are experiencing a dry season in your faith. Also, I have a few questions for you to ask yourself.

  • How is my walk with God today?

  • Have I neglected any spiritual disciplines or been unfaithful in my relationship with God lately?

  • What are some practical ways I can seek God today?