Are you in the middle of a battle zone right now with the bullets flying? Or is this a dry period in your life when absolutely nothing seems to be happening?
In life we experience both kinds of situations. And the Bible says God is sufficient for both—for intense problems and for periods of complete barrenness. “Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him,” wrote the Psalmist. “He will be like a tree planted by the water…. It does not fear when heat comes…. It has no worries in a year of drought” (Jeremiah 17:7-8).
There it is–two different types of circumstances: heat and drought. Heat speaks of intense trials. During those times you struggle as you are attacked by problems that come at you, one after another. No sooner do you catch your breath from one crisis than another hits you.
On the other hand, drought pictures those dry times when you feel like nothing—not anything, nil, zero, zilch–is taking place in your life. Either way, if the roots of your confidence go deep into God, you will find that He is sufficient.
Where is your confidence and trust? Be honest. Is it in yourself? In fate? Or in God? Do your roots go down deep enough to draw from the River of Life? Or are you just hoping for a few sprinkles from Heaven? Jesus said, “To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life” (Revelation 21:6).
Right now whether you are experiencing heat or drought, don’t live in a state of spiritual dehydration. Let your roots go down into the resources of God. The Water of Life still flows to refresh you. In God you have what you need for heat — or for drought.