When the well is dry…

When the well is dry…

Faith can be work. Love can be labor. Hope can get long,” writes Beth Moore in Children of the Day. 

Does that resonate with you?

Are you in a season where faith feels like work? Loving someone is a labor. Your hope has had to endure. endure. endure. The wait has been long and your spirit may be waining.  The well is dried up but life keeps demanding springs of water to sustain your job, your schedule, and your family.

Well, what are we to do? Where are we to turn? How do we find a spring of living water to sustain our lives? How do we so go from surviving to thriving?

1 – There is power in the “We”.

 “And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” Hebrews 10:25 NLT

We must step courageously into community with other Christ-followers. We need to open up the pages of our hearts so others can shine the light of God’s love into the dark places of our lives.  It is in community where God renews us and re-aligns us to keep our eyes set on him, our eyes attuned to his voice, and our hearts tender to his leading.

2 – There is power in the “3”. In the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.” Romans 5:3-5 NLT

Here’s probably a bad analogy…bear with me…

  • God the Father – write us his love letter.
  • Jesus the Son – seals the letter with his sacrifice.
  • The Holy Spirit – delivers the message of God’s love into deepest and darkest spaces of our soul. To heal our wounds. To throw out our baggage. To replace the lies with truth. To be present when we are alone. To spring forth when the well of our hearts are dry to bring forth indescribable love, joy, hope, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, and self-control.

How do we thrive and not just survive?

We need to let the spring of the Holy Spirit come forth and fill up the our lives. Then let community build a well that contains a steady source of springs of the Spirits living water.

I need more of this. So that in this season I don’t just survive, but thrive.

How about you?

 

Leave a comment or let me know how I can pray for you in this, Erin@ErinNicoleThompson.com, and please pray for me.

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About Erin Nicole Thompson

Erin Nicole Thompson is a fun-loving and authentic momma to 4 littles, wife of a ruggedly handsome Pastor, and as she likes to think, the CEO of her home operations. She delights in worship, cooking with good music, the sweet faces of her sleeping children, adult conversations, and some quiet time at Starbucks. She loves to serve alongside, encourage, and equip young and seasoned women. Erin is grateful to be part of what God is doing at The Chapel, a multi-campus church in Northern Chicago-land where her husband, Dave, pastors the Lake Zurich Campus. Presently, she lives to dream and follow God as he writes her story.