The Best Things To Do When You’re In A Spiritual Dry Spell

Do you remember a time when you felt far from God? Perhaps you’re in that season right now.

I know that feeling all too well. There have been seasons in my life when I have stood in church, surrounded by people worshipping God with much zeal while I couldn’t feel His presence.

Let me assure you that while it’s not a great feeling in the moment, it’s quite normal.

Dry spells are moments when we doubt God’s presence in our lives. We may cognitively know that God is always near, but we struggle to truly feel His presence.

While our feelings may be valid, we ought to be careful not to give them the power to govern our reality and thoughts. This is why scripture reminds us in Proverbs 3:5 (ESV) to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths…” 

God’s work is elegantly intertwined in our lives—even when we don’t feel it. The secret to getting through the crisis of dry spells is to be steadfast and pray more! Reach out to God and know with certainty that He hears you. He created you. He crafted you in His own image so that He could be in a relationship with you. 

Acts 17:27 (ESV) says “…that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us…” He is there when we feel His Spirit moving in us, but He is just as present when we can’t. When searching out for God, try to find your way to Him and feel His presence. His handiwork abounds around you. Remember that He is always there. His plan is still in motion for your life. It can be hard to have faith when you feel cut off from God, but know that He has never left your side.

When you find yourself in a spiritual dry spell, craving the living water that only His Spirit provides, take the time to talk to Him. Reach out for Him, and you WILL find Him. Have faith in Him, for He will always provide. Lay your pains and your burdens before Him.

Isha Zaitz

Promotions Director, STAR 99.1


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  1. Natividad Lopez on July 14, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    Thank you for these words of encouragement. They came just at the right moment. Please help me pray that I may get close to Him even more than I used to be.

    • Isha Zaitz on July 18, 2022 at 4:52 pm

      I’m so glad!! Praying that you’ll feel the Lord’s presence in your life.

  2. Marshall on July 14, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    Gracefully prayed upon and thoughtfully written.

    • Isha Zaitz on July 18, 2022 at 4:52 pm

      Thank you, Marshall!

  3. Dominick Regina on July 15, 2022 at 7:54 am

    Well said!! Thank you!

  4. lynda w on July 15, 2022 at 8:20 am

    thank you for this simple statement. sometimes when you feel far from God it does feel like He isn’t there, but that is where your faith comes in. its important to have a solid foundation. i feel like i am being drawn back to His word.
    question: where do i return? pslams, proverbs, ….?

  5. Richard Ansah on July 15, 2022 at 10:39 am

    My feeling does not change God’s love (feeling) for me! Thank you, Isha!

  6. Theresa Castillo on July 15, 2022 at 4:19 pm

    Thank you!! This was beautiful, and it came at just the right time.

  7. Dorothy Copeland on July 18, 2022 at 11:26 am

    Fortunately, I have never doubted God’ s presence in my life. Because I stand on His promises everyday. As He said:
    ” He will never leave nor forsake me.” (Hebrew 13:5). But, sometimes, I do feel lonely and far away from Him, which must be my dry spell. Therefore, when these felling’s come upon me, I pray for His presence in my live to revive me again. Thank you so much for the inspiring and encouraging words. May God continue to bless you

  8. Herbert Hill on November 29, 2022 at 8:06 am

    This was very encouraging. Thank you for the reminder and referencing scripture.

  9. Tyler on June 6, 2023 at 11:29 pm

    I feel like I lost salvation is it possible for god to ever leave?

    • Cari on July 11, 2023 at 12:49 pm

      Hi Tyler, if you have truly surrendered your life to Jesus, He will never leave you! If you’re uncertain and you’d like to talk to someone about what it means to do that, please let us know here: and we’ll help. No pressure, but if you have questions, we’re here.

  10. mr kim nelson on June 15, 2023 at 10:53 am

    its much better when i let go let
    God…..i sleep better…what ever the “crisis” …..this too shall pass ….i will expect a miracle at the right time

    • Cari on July 11, 2023 at 12:41 pm

      So true! Peaceful sleep makes a difference.

  11. Alex on June 30, 2023 at 1:05 am

    it’s been 12 years since I’ve felt the presence of God, I feel so empty and alone. I know he’s there but I can’t help to feel I’ve done something wrong…

    • Cari on July 11, 2023 at 12:39 pm

      Hi Alex, we’ve all been there. If you haven’t already, please consider sharing your needs on our Prayer Wall so the whole STAR family can be praying for you! You’re certainly not alone in those feelings.

  12. Lee on August 3, 2023 at 7:48 pm

    I did everything in the article but God still doesnt present himself.

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