But, extended periods of dry weather can lead to drought. Once fertile soil becomes rock hard. Vegetation wilts from a lack of water. Reservoirs shrink and governments begin to limit water usage.
Drought is defined as a long period with no rain. It can also mean a shortage of something.
In life, I have periods where I get dry. My heart hardens and my productivity fades. Something shrivels inside and I find myself hoarding resources instead of living generously.
What can I do during periods of personal drought? Find a source of water. Even a few drops at a time can soften the soil and regenerate growth. A verse from the Bible. A song on the radio. A note from a friend. Seeing a sunrise or taking a walk in a park. A whispered prayer.
I’m reminded of the Psalms where David cried out to God saying “My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water” (Ps. 63:1 NKJV). Later, he said “My soul shall be satisfied” (Ps 63:5 NKJV). David was in a drought but found a source that filled up the parched places until his hope was restored and his joy returned.
What about you? Are you in a drought? What sources of water have you found?