But despite the seriousness of a physical drought, there is another “drought” that is slowly extending its grip. I’m speaking of a spiritual dryness that comes from a lack of respect for God and His word. When the Israelites of old turned away from God, He warned them through the prophet Amos with these words:“‘Behold, days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will send a famine on the land, not a famine for bread or a thirst for water, but rather for hearing the words of the Lord. And people will stagger from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east; they will go to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, but they will not find it’” (Amos 8:11-12). The message is that when God’s people find ways to reject the word of God, the time will come when God will take it away.
What is the remedy for a spiritual drought? A return to God and His word! We need to plead to God with the Psalmist: “My soul cleaves to the dust; revive me according to Your word” (Psalm 119:25). We can trust the promise made by Jesus Christ in Matthew 5:6:“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” The Lord also promises that those who believe in Him will become a fountain of living water (John 7:38). Doesn’t that sound refreshing? May we develop a thirst for God that causes us to seek Him earnestly (Psalm 63:1).
God loves you!