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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 4817 drought, spiritual
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

3120Holy Spirit, descriptions
4971seasons of life
6024sin, effects of
6624confession of sin
8027faith, testing of
8359weakness, spiritual
8656longing for God