Vital signs- Sunday, November 15th, 2020

“Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.”

‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:2‬ ‭

Trusting God’s plan is the only secret I know in the art of not freaking out.

One thing is for certain, spiritual drought is common to all followers of Christ. Not only that, but knowing that our Savior endured hardships and felt alone while He lived on this earth will hopefully give you a spiritual boost.

So, what do we do when we’re spiritually dry? There are things we can practice to help us climb out of our spiritual pit. Here are some thoughts to consider:

1- Lean Back

The very first thing we need to do in this challenging season is simply to rest in God. He is our place of safety and our shelter from devastating storms. His arms are very capable of handling our deepest hurts. So, lean back. Cry out to Him to Him if you want. Just know He’s got you.

2- Faith First

We have to trust what our faith tells us and demand that our feelings take a back seat. It’s been said that we often believe our doubts and doubt our beliefs. We need to flip that around. Remembering and claiming the truth we’ve learned in the rich spiritual seasons of our lives will carry us through the valleys when doubts come our way.

3- Evaluate Your Influences

When you find yourself in a spiritual deficit, evaluate what your biggest influences are. What are you watching or listening to? Who are you spending time with? It’s wise to assess who and what is investing in us whether we know they are or not.