4817 drought, spiritual

4817 drought, spiritual

Scripture indicates that believers, both as individuals and communities, may go through periods in which they fail to experience the refreshing and life-giving presence of God. One cause of such spiritual thirst is unbelief. Scripture also indicates ways in which this thirst may be relieved.

Spiritual drought in unbelievers

Ps 68:6 See also Isa 29:7-8

The remedy for spiritual drought is to be found in Jesus Christ Jn 7:37-39 See also Isa 45:8; Isa 55:1; Jn 4:13-14; Tit 3:5-7; Rev 22:17

The experience of spiritual drought in believers

Ps 63:1 See also Ps 143:6; Eze 19:10-14

The cause of spiritual drought in believers

Unconfessed sin Ps 32:3-4 See also Ps 66:18; Isa 1:28-30

Spiritual depression Ps 42:1-2

Self-reliance Jer 2:13 See also Jer 17:5-6

God’s judgment Am 8:11

The remedy for spiritual drought in the lives of believers

Through confession 1Jn 1:8-9 See also Ps 32:5; Ps 51:12; 1Jn 3:19-22

Through Scripture Ps 1:2-3 See also Dt 32:1-2; Isa 55:10-11

Through Jesus Christ Jn 6:35 See also Jn 7:37-39; Jas 5:7-8

Through the Holy Spirit Isa 44:3 See also Isa 32:13-15; Ro 15:13

Finally in heaven Rev 7:16-17

See also

1610Scripture
3120Holy Spirit, descriptions
4971seasons of life
5580thirst
5831depression
6024sin, effects of
6624confession of sin
8027faith, testing of
8148revival
8359weakness, spiritual
8656longing for God
8835unbelief

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