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  • Psalm 22:1 (NLT) My God, my God! Why have you forsaken me? Why do you remain so distant? Why do you ignore my cries for help?
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  • Job 30:20, 22 (NLT) I cry to you, O God, but you dont answer me. I stand before you, and you dont bother to look. You throw me into the whirlwind and destroy me in the storm.
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  • God hears the prayers of the sincere; He turns away from the proud and unrepentant. 1 1 Six Secrets for Surviving Spiritual Dryness
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  • Isaiah 59:2 (NLT) But there is a problem--your sins have cut you off from God. Because of your sin, he has turned away and will not listen anymore.
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  • Psalm 66:18 (NLT) If I had not confessed the sin in my heart, my Lord would not have listened.
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  • 2 Chronicles 7:14-15 (NLT) Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and heal their land. I will listen to every prayer
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  • Isaiah 1:15-17 (NIV) When you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide my eyes from you; even if you offer many prayers, I will not listen Take your evil deeds out of my sight! Stop doing wrong, learn to do right!
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  • James 5:16 (NLT) The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and wonderful results.
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  • You are not seeking an experience; you are seeking God. 2 2 Six Secrets for Surviving Spiritual Dryness
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  • 1 Chronicles 22:19 (NLT) Now seek the LORD your God with all your heart.
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  • Isaiah 55:6 (NLT) Seek the LORD while you can find him. Call on him now while he is near.
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  • Jeremiah 29:13 (NLT) If you look for me in earnest, you will find me when you seek me.
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  • God deserves your best, not your leftovers. 3 3 Six Secrets for Surviving Spiritual Dryness
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  • Colossians 4:2 (NLT) Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.
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  • Genesis 4:2-5 (NLT) When they grew up, Abel became a shepherd, while Cain was a farmer. At harvesttime Cain brought to the LORD a gift of his farm produce, while Abel brought several choice lambs from the best of his flock. The LORD accepted Abel and his offering, but he did not accept Cain and his offering. When they grew up, Abel became a shepherd, while Cain was a farmer. At harvesttime Cain brought to the LORD a gift of his farm produce, while Abel brought several choice lambs from the best of his flock. The LORD accepted Abel and his offering, but he did not accept Cain and his offering.
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  • Genesis 4:2-5 (NLT) When they grew up, Abel became a shepherd, while Cain was a farmer. At harvesttime Cain brought to the LORD a gift of his farm produce, while Abel brought several choice lambs from the best of his flock. The LORD accepted Abel and his offering, but he did not accept Cain and his offering. When they grew up, Abel became a shepherd, while Cain was a farmer. At harvesttime Cain brought to the LORD a gift of his farm produce, while Abel brought several choice lambs from the best of his flock. The LORD accepted Abel and his offering, but he did not accept Cain and his offering.
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  • Isaiah 1:13 (NIV) Stop bringing meaningless offerings!
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  • Conversing with God is a daily decision, not a random occurrence. 4 4 Six Secrets for Surviving Spiritual Dryness
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  • Luke 5:16 (CEV) But Jesus would often go to some place where he could be alone and pray.
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  • God loves you and wants to answer your prayer; He wants the best for you. 5 5 Six Secrets for Surviving Spiritual Dryness
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  • James 5:14 (NIV) This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
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  • James 5:14 (NIV) This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
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  • Psalm 37:4-5 (NLT) Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your hearts desires. Commit everything you do to the LORD. Trust him, and he will help you. Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your hearts desires. Commit everything you do to the LORD. Trust him, and he will help you.
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  • If the request is wrong, God will say, No.
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  • If the timing is wrong, God will say, Slow.
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  • If you are wrong, God will say, Grow.
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  • When all is right, God will say, Lets go!
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  • Seasons of spiritual dryness are necessary; they lead to maturity. 6 6 Six Secrets for Surviving Spiritual Dryness
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  • Psalm 10:1 (NLT) O LORD, why do you stand so far away? Why do you hide when I need you the most?
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  • Job 23:8-10 (NLT) I go east, but he is not there. I go west, but I cannot find him. I do not see him in the north, for he is hidden. I turn to the south, but I cannot find him. But he knows where I am going. And when he has tested me like gold in a fire, he will pronounce me innocent. I go east, but he is not there. I go west, but I cannot find him. I do not see him in the north, for he is hidden. I turn to the south, but I cannot find him. But he knows where I am going. And when he has tested me like gold in a fire, he will pronounce me innocent.
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  • You wake up one morning and all your spiritual feelings are gone. You pray but nothing happens. You rebuke the devil but it doesnt change anything. You go through spiritual exercises, have your friends pray for you, confess every sin you can
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  • imagine, then you go around asking forgiveness of everyone you know. You fast, still nothing. You begin to wonder how long this spiritual gloom will last. It feels like your prayers bounce off the ceiling. In utter desperation you cry out: Whats the
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  • matter with me? This is a normal part of the testing and maturing of your friendship with God. We all go through it! Its painful, but absolutely vital to developing your faith. You see, God is always present, even when youre unaware of Him. His
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  • presence is too profound to be measured by intellect or emotion. Hes more concerned that you trust Him, than that you feel Him. Faith, not feelings, is what pleases God. ~ Floyd McClung presence is too profound to be measured by intellect or emotion. Hes more concerned that you trust Him, than that you feel Him. Faith, not feelings, is what pleases God. ~ Floyd McClung
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