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When the Well Is Dry

Jesus answered and said to her, ?Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.?  John 4:13-14 NKJV

Photo courtesy of morguefile and AmyFisherLittle.I have entered a dry season. At first, I ignored it and focused on the things I had. A husband who loves me. Two children who look up to me. And a mother and father who tell the world of their pride in me. I have much to be thankful for and I know it.

Yet the cracks began to show. My thirst grew unquenched. The unemployment season for my husband stretched before us. My lagging book sales tugged at my heart. The declining health of my mother weighed upon me. The chronic illness my son battles broke my heart.  Before I knew it, I went to draw water and the well was dry.

So what do we do when our well is dry? The Lord tells us if we drink of the water He gives, we will never thirst again. I had to remember that in the midst of my dry season. I had to take my eyes off my situations and turn them over to my Heavenly Father, the One who can quench my thirst. He reminded me I did not need to thirst. He would provide for my family during my husband’s unemployment season. And He did. For all intents and purposes, we should be in the red, but God has provided.

He reminded me if my book touches one heart, I have become successful. He reminded me He alone knows the number of days for my mother and to never fear. He reminded me that when I feel weary I need to seek Him, and He’ll give me rest. At every turn, when the dry season tried to sap me of my strength, God filled me up.

If you’re in a dry season, remember His promises to you. Go to Him in prayer and rest—not even opening your mouth but simply basking in His presence. Then you’ll see your dry places become watered by the living Word of God.

(Photo courtesy of morguefile and AmyFisherLittle.)

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Toni Shiloh

Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction writer. Once she understood the powerful saving grace thanks to the love of Christ, she was moved to honor her Savior. She writes to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness. You can visit Toni at her website, http://tonishiloh.weebly.com.


  1. This was a blessing to me, especially your comment about even one person being blessed by your writing,you are successful. Thank you.

  2. Also remember, the Lord does not need your help and worrying does nothing to help any situation. God has it!!!!