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Finding God in the Dry of Your Drought


Gwen Smith

September 20, 2016

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The Old Testament prophet Elijah is a guy I can relate to.

God asked him to do and say some difficult things. He also got an all-access pass to the God-Is-Awesome show as he experienced epic miracles at the hand of the Almighty. Even so, at one point he became gripped by fear and tried to run away from his problems. He knew exhaustion and sank into a pit of depression that darkened his hope. He felt alone, yet was provided for when God sent angels to care for his every need. At times Elijah found God in grandiose shouts and flames, but also heard from Him in a humble whisper. And through all his highs and lows, he loved and served God.

Yes. I can relate to this guy. He’s my kind of people.

The story of Elijah begins in 1 King 17 when God sent the prophet to give a bold message to King Ahab, the reigning King of Israel who had been doing evil in the eyes of the Lord.

“Now Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, ‘As the LORD, the God of Israel lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word.’” (1 Kings 17:1)

Then, at the prompting of the Lord, Elijah went into hiding – first in the Kerith Ravine.

At the ravine, just east of the Jordan, God miraculously made sure His prophet had water from a brook and food from ravens. How crazy is that? Birds brought dinner to the man every night.


Love it.

God is Jehovah Jireh, our Provider.

I think it’s important to point out here that even Elijah, God’s faithful servant and great prophet, had to endure the drought. He was provided for, but not kept from the strain and struggle just because he was living for God. Deep thirst, hard times, and hunger impacted Elijah’s days just like those of the rebellious Israelites. Just like yours and mine. Jesus spoke of this reality in Matthew 5:45 when He said that God “makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.”

Droughts and difficulties are a reality for all of us.

Turning again to the story, we see that back at the palace King Ahab was furious about the drought. So much so, that he searched high and low for Elijah. (1 Kings 18:10) But in spite of Ahab’s efforts, God kept Elijah hidden for about three years and used a drought to wring dry the rebellious nation of Israel in order to get their attention so they would turn back to Him.

After the brook dried up at the Kerith Ravine due to lack of rain, the Lord sent Elijah to the home of a God-fearing single mom… a widow in Zarephath of Sidon. Circumstances were bleak in the land. Crops had dried up and food was extremely scarce. Yet, in spite of the desperate times, God had a fresh and fruitful mission for Elijah.

The Lord didn’t simply want Elijah to survive the drought, He wanted him to serve and trust Him in the arid, arduous trenches of it. God used the drought to lead Elijah to new places of ministry – places that brought hope and life to others – places where he had to walk with fresh faith in the unfamiliar.

Holy Father, help me get this and expect this!

Elijah experienced provision, protection, intervention, and direction from God. Day after day, miracle after miracle, hard times came but the Lord was with him in and through it all. Just like He is for you and me.

As I consider this my mind scrolls through a few fingerprints of God’s faithfulness and provision in my own life…

  • He protected me back in high school when I wrecked my parent’s car.
  • He was with us when my son fractured his skull and broke his jaw in three places … then during the seven-hour reconstructive surgery, and the six-week wired-shut-healing.
  • He was our Provision year after year through the strains of job loss, job changes, health challenges, and cross-country moves.

God is faithful, faithful, faithful.

Are you or a loved one in a season of drought?

As you cry out to Jesus, expect to experience God’s grace, provision, and peace even in the times you face challenges that you were not wanting or expecting. And trust that when the dry of your drought is fierce, God is inviting you to serve and trust Him in the arid, arduous trenches of it.

You are not alone, friend.

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
(Hebrews 10:23)



Dear Lord,
Thank You for being my protector, my help, and my refuge.
When times are desperate, I know that I can trust You to provide the wisdom, provision, comfort, and grace I need to endure.

In Jesus’ name, amen.



Has God ever given you a fresh and fruitful mission in the middle of a drought? What did that look like? Would you have had the opportunity to impact others had it not been for the drought? Why or why not?

Feel like today’s devotion was written just for you? It was. God made sure you read it and I’d sure love to pray with you. Remember, my blog is not a monologue, it’s a dialog. Let’s talk about it. Tell me where this finds you today. Click here to join me on my blog wall for a time of prayer.

Blessings and Love,



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About Gwen Smith

Gwen Smith

I am an unashamed, imperfect worshiper of Jesus Christ. I cling to His goodness to cover my mess and purpose my days to live out the hope of the Gospel. It is my joy and passion to inspire women to live fully in grace and truth. I write books, devotions and songs. I speak. I sing. I worship. I post, pin and tweet. I am intensely in love with the Word of God and believe, wholeheartedly, that the Bible is divinely inspired truth.


169 responses to “Finding God in the Dry of Your Drought”

  1. Uncertainity says:

    I am at a job that I have no desire to do anymore. We sold our house to build in the country. I have been praying for many months for God to lead me to do His will. I thought I heard Him tell me something that He wanted me to do and I prayed specifically if God was calling me to do that then sell our house before the kids got out of school. Well it didn’t sell right then, but sold in July so that threw up confusion in my mind and felt maybe that wasn’t God calling me to do that, that it was me wanting to do it. My husband was not on board and I knew he needed to be on board that God wouldn’t call me to do something that my husband was not in agreement with. We are in different walks with the Lord. My heart so desires to please the Lord and do His will. I want to quit my job and even had my resignation typed up. But then some changes were made and with us building a house, I felt obligated to stay. My husband said if I quit then I would have to have another job by the time the house was finished. We currently do not have a rent payment which is a blessing. It keeps coming back to my heart that I want to quit and am miserable but I guess it doesn’t make sense to quit a job without having another one. I am not sure that I want to work at all. I would love to homeschool my children, but my husband is against that. I want to teach them as much as I can about God and His word and this world is so opposite of that. I want my focus to be more on them and raising them up not working for a paycheck. I would also love to do some type of Christian ministry but I cannot go back to school for that. I thought I heard God telling me to be a Christian counselor but not sure if that was Him or me.So many uncertainties right now. On my calendar today, Matthew 6:34 was on there. Please pray that I hear God’s voice and confirmation for what He desires me to do. I feel like I am just here at my current job, like it is draining me.

  2. Tammie G says:

    Thank you for the devotion, it was just for me today as others have thought the same about the powerful words. I have been on the 10-day trust adventure and God has calm my nerves and lessen my worries. I am learning to gaze on him and not my circumstances. It is very hard to do when you see your situation gazing at you. But I know my God is bigger than my problems and I have to sit still and watch him work according to his will for my life. Please pray that I remind on the road of trust. Please pray I take God out of the box I often put him by not allowing him to bless me more than I ask for. I am learning to ask for the things I can not handle, do or that are out of my range of possibilities. God can do the impossible and I need to give him that what I can not do and step out of his way. Pray that I allow God to be God!!! I need to experience him and be delivered from my situation according to his will. Thank you for your devotions, they have carried and inspired me! Blessings to your work! Thank you!

  3. Audrey says:

    I read the comments and my hearrt goes out to all the ladies. I found GIG on this morning. I believe it was for me. I am in a drought in every area of my life. I am in that place where I have to totally trust GOD and it has been hard..but I am learning to rely on HIS promises. I pray that each woman prayer will come to Our FATHER’S heart and that HE will answer speedily..

  4. I’m glad I read this, I was going to delete it, but I w as drawn to it, and yes this was for me, I’m really in a drought season right now, my financial situation is very poor, I had to move in with my parents after my divorce, when the spousal support stop I went down hill, instead of looking up to the hills from which cometh my help I turned to everyone else, and I know better, but through it all I trust and believe God will bring me through. Please pray for me

  5. Shallon Mize says:

    I just read Friday’s devotion I feel as I am in a drought. A year ago today my husband left and we were separated he was having an emotional affair. We’ve been back together now 9 months. I still am having the hardest time trying to let it go and not to relive it over and over. I know that God wants me to move forward and that he has good promise for me. My mind continues to wonder things and to my husband, I’m make accusations daily. I want to be free and at peace and for my husband to be as well it’s such a hard battle to fight if for some reason It seems impossible to win. I’ve waited at the foot of the cross and I keep picking it up please help me Jesus to leave it lay. I feel as though this is never going to end I feel like the harder I try worse it gets Jesus I need your help I’ve known and know I can’t do it alone.

  6. Tamie says:

    I feel sometimes right now that I am in a dry season, but he gives me the poems to write and I just had my first book published and it still at times feel that I am alone. I know that God is faithful and I’m not really alone and it’s not based on a feeling but I have to live in a place that I know beyound what i feel that God is faithful and he is in the mist of it with me. He is still providing, proctecting, and encouraging me in his word. Droughts are difficulte but do able, I can get throough this because there is something on the otherside of through we go through situtations we have a choice we don’t have to stay it forever. I am and overcomer thank you I didn’t see how I could write a book in this but God did, and I didn’t see how it would get published but God did there are some hard days ahead but with God I can make it.

  7. Ashley Butler says:

    My name is Ashley Butler I have been married to my husband for going on five years and I love him with all my heart he is a different kind of man though but that’s what made me fall so deeply in love with him and it’s also the reason I made the worst mistake of my life he has never truly been in a relationship so I felt I was missing out on being treated the way a women should be treated so I left my husband moved in with another man and cheated on the man I love so dearly the most amazingly thing happened two Sunday’s go at church I prayed for the lord to guide and at that time in church I fell to the ground shacking uncontrollably and I heard a soft sweet voice saying go back home I wait a few days then I called my husband and asked if I could come home and he said come on so I’m back home and feel even closer to the lord but my husband is still so hurt by what I did will he ever forgive me will he ever stop thinking about me and this other man together please pray for my husband and my family thank you God bless you

  8. Amy says:

    Such a Zgod thing that I didn’t see this blog post until today. We all define drought differently. For me it is working 11 hour days six days a week as a single mom. I do not see any new relationships in my future, which makes me sad, and my work leaves me exhausted. Thank you for the scripture and words of encouragement, today.

    • Rita says:

      Amy praying God will provide rest to both yoyr physical body and soul. Praying that your children may look at your unwavering faith and be encouraged to do the same. Finally praying for a financial blessing and God’s guidance.

  9. Jen says:

    Thank you Gwen! This , I needed and can relate to as well . I like to read the GIG devotionals on weekdays and when I kiss my local church service. I needed this so bad as my family and I are dealing with multiple health challenges , financial , and emotional struggles as well . Please pray for my family , friends , PHriends and each of those needing prayer above in the comments . God is great , God is always with us and he will see that our needs are met ! I believe and have hope that better days are ahead ! I am blessed already just to be here another day to see the beauty they he has created .

    May God bless you all my sisters …

  10. Jan says:

    I am so very thankful for your ministry and this friendly reminder of knowing God is here with us through our dry droughtful seasons. September-January have always been difficult and depressing months for me but I made up my mind, this year is going to be different. This year, I’m not going to wollow in pity and feel sorry for myself. I have started a 21 day Burn for Jesus mission and refocusing my thoughts so I can fight to go into this holiday season grateful instead of pitiful. God has been so good to my family and I. I am fighting to give him better! I miss my family and it saddens me during the holidays to have so many reminders of what I don’t have but I refuse to focus on that and willl allow the gentleness of the Holy Spirit to remind me of ALL I have to be grateful for. Even during the drought, I KNOW, I am not alone!

  11. Todd Warren says:

    Please pray for me and my wifes Kidneys, she has stage 5 kidney disease and I have stage 4 kidney disease, in Jesus Name Amen

  12. Mercy says:

    I thank God for His faithfulness towards us all. Reading all the comments and I’m amazed. God will surely answer us all.
    I woke up this morning feeling very sad and worried. I currently do not have a job and trusting God for a quick sale of my car to enable me pay for my children’s education. Provisions are running low. This devotional greatly encouraged and strengthened me. Also reminded me of God’s faithfulness in times past. I’m certain God will come through for us all and soon too. Also pray for my husband to know Jesus and to get our marriage back on track. I’m praying for God to take all the glory in this situation.

  13. Crystal says:

    I am experiencing drought as it relates to my finances and I’m struggling with being single. I need to trust God and obey Him in spite of my feelings. The fear of lack has plagued my life for so long. Sometimes I trust in money more than I trust in God. It isn’t intentional but it is my default place when life becomes difficult. I want my position to remain constant no matter what’s happening in my life. I want to serve God without reservations. I want to receive all that God has for me without delay. I want to get out of God’s way and let Him shine through me. I am a writer and I want to finish my first book before the end of the year. I just need to remain focused on Jesus.

  14. Mary says:

    Please pray for me. I have been in treatment for 3 months for anorexia and depression. I am home now and I am in out patient treatment. This is so hard and I am so negative. My prayer life is not like it should be. I miss being in the Lord’s presence and want to worship and roll all my cares on Him. My marriage of 33 yrs. is holding together be a thread. Please pray for us.

  15. Kim says:

    My family is going thru a drought as it is called as so many others are also. I found out yesterday my ex husband has stage 4 cancer in his lungs. I found this out thru our daughter. Please I am asking for healing prayers upon him. Although not together and we have forgiven both for our marital outcome. I wish with all I have he was not going thru this alone or at all. Please . Agree with me in prayer that the healing power of God comes upon him and turns this around. Although dark and looking bleak now, nothing is to dark or bleak for God to handle.

    • Rita says:

      Kim I am praying for your kid(s) as well as you and your ex. Hard times will be present but may God show himself to everyone involved but may he be a constant reminder that he is with us always for you.

  16. Renee Shapiro says:

    I am a recovering addict from alcohol/drugs..ive been sober since May 7, 2014. I recently lost my job August 8, 2016..due to a nervous breakdown from being off my anti depression meds for two months. I have a zero income. I received a 3 day notice, utility shut off and a number of other things. I thank God because he kept me sober. He sent many angels my way to provide me with food, encouragement, and most importantly prayer. I am humbly thankful to him..i can totally relate to Elijah and how truly faithful God is and always will be..thanks for sharing..please keep me lifted up in prayer.

    • Rita says:

      Renee, I am thanking God he kept you clean and praying for a financial blessing for you. God will provide, and may this only strengthen your belief my sister in Christ.

  17. Parul Shah Schnitzler says:

    Thanks for your encouraging message Gwen. It was exactly what I needed in our time of drought! I was ready to share our trials and testings while I was reading your devotion. Then I read some of the others’ stories. Wow! What my hubby and I are going through seems so pale and insignificant in comparison. Yet through it all I see clearly Gods provision generosity and faithfulness. He is with us every step of the way. Amen.

    Thanks to all those who share their stories….so heartwarming and encouraging. Praises and thanksgiving to Lord God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit!

  18. Jennifer says:

    Thank you so much Gwen for this devotion, I felt like it was written specifically for me. The part about your son’s surgery got me crying because that is exactly what I’m going through. I was involved in an accident and the Doctors say I need reconstructive surgery because the accident affected my face and this part of the world where I live in surgery is very expensive but I am trusting God to provide for it. Today’s devotion has helped re-energise my faith because for the past week I have been down, I stopped praying, all I do is cry and question God. Please pray for me. Not just to get the money but for the surgery to be successful.

  19. Mary kerr says:

    Hello I have been in a drought for many years with so many family issues all because of mental illness and i could go on and on with a big list of specific things i would like prayer for but i also i am fed constantly by a renewed spring of Gods love and mercy during the drought of life and have and am still overcoming .

  20. Brenda Gerland says:

    Totally understand about the drought… Several years ago I published a daily devotional titled Dancing in the Drought. I thought the title came about because of the drastic physical drought that the Hill Country in central Texas was experiencing and my fixation on rain– or the lack of it. About half way thru the devotional I realized God was walking me thru my own spiritual drought. Took me 3 1/2 yrs to complete the book, but that journey with God was the most life changing experience of my life. All the rain in the world can’t heal a hardened heart. Only the living water that comes from our faith in Jesus Christ can fill the dry, parched cracks in our souls.

  21. Kathy Y says:

    My son in law, 37 yrs old has a detached retina and my daughter is expecting their 3rd child. Dr’s are waiting untill Monday to see if any improvement. They said that a couple days ago. They will prepare him that day for surgery. Then 6 months later surgery for cataract. They are both believers in Jesus. Even so, they are very stressed out. Please pray for them.

  22. Karen says:

    This devotional was very fitting for this season of my life as were the 3 books i bought yesterday that God led me to. I recently lost my job last month. It was unexpected and i’m still transitioning. I don’t do well without structure and i need prayers that the unemployment insurance payments get approved. I answered the question wrong over the phone. So now i have a questionairre to fill out. Then they have to review to determine my eligibility. Thank you for your prayers.

  23. Morgan says:

    This was exactly what I needed to hear today. My family has been through about 5 years of extreme difficulty and loss. It’s been almost more than we could take and it’s still not over but looking back I can see how God’s been with us every step of the way. We’ve lost so much: our home, nearly all our possessions, a business, a marriage and my father. Yet I have a peace and a hope now that God is going to move in a mighty way and turn it into something amazing at some point, somehow. I see that so many are going through other difficult things too. Praying for you all! Thank you Gwen for being faithful and sharing messages of hope!

    • Rita says:

      Morgan you are certainly right, God can move mightily. Praying that he will do just that and will use your hard situation to glorify himself. Much love my sister in Christ and thanks for sharing.

  24. NATASHA WRIGHT says:

    I just completed my Associates in Pharmacy Technician after a 2 year struggle. My daughter ran away and I lost my job it was really hard. I’m looking for work in my field and God has started repairing my relationship with my daughter who is 15. Some days I get weary because I have no relationship with my family. My parents are deceased and once I lost my job family scattered because I had nothing to offer them. So I relied on prayer and Hod to keep me alive. I just wanted some prayer warriors to just pray with me for steadfast strength to wait on God. Bless you

    • Shirley Butler says:

      Praying for you & God Bless you!

      • Helen Kemp says:

        God will keep you and provide for your needs along the way, in Jesus name. I am a witness. He is at this very moment walking me through my own journey and I know as well as you Natasha are in His grace.
        He will do exceedingly and abundantly above all that we ever ask and pray about.
        Restoring your relationship with your daughter is one step and He can restore your relationship with family as well. Keep trusting and moving in Him. Remembering always, “All things work for your good in those who love the Lord”. Blessings

  25. Marg King says:

    The devotional today is truly one I needed to read. If ever I felt like I was walking through a time of drought it is now. My husband and I were lead to live in the tropics two years ago and purchased a restaurant. Now we feel it is time for us to sell the restaurant as both of us feel we need to move back to our home country and be close to aging parents, our children and grandchildren. The waiting for the sale of the restaurant is beginning to take its toll on us. Both of us believe God is in the details of the sale and will work everything out for our good; we are just feeling impatient, anxious and at times restless as we wait.
    In my heart I know God provides but all too often this days my head is overruling my heart. Praying for strength to hold onto the truths of God’s Word.

  26. Kelley says:

    Thank you for the reminder that God, our loving Father, has promised to care for us. I’ve had Crohns Disease my whole adult life. I dreamed of having my own classroom for years and was over joyed when God placed me in a 5th grade classroom in a Christian school where I learned as much as my students. Sadly after 15 years and many health issues my doctor said I had to quit and remove myself from the germs kids. It broke my heart. But, because I was no longer working I was able to use my gifts of organization, leadership and teaching to encourage the ladies of our church through our Tuesday Bible Study and women’s ministries. His plans are so much better than mine.

    • Rita says:

      Praying for you Kelley. I know from experience that it can be hard to move on when God says it is time to, but I am faithful he will open many a door in your life to be able to use your gifts and talents. Praying for your health as well. Thank you for sharing your story.

  27. Glenda says:

    So many people struggling today. Surely the Lord’s return is right at the door. I pray that every need will be met today for ALL of you ladies reaching out to God! Thanks Gwen, for letting the Father use you in reaching out to all who are oppressed!

  28. Cathy T. says:

    Thank You…. Gwen for your ministry and everyone for sharing how this devotional has had an impact on each of us personally. I believe that God is using each and every one of us to accomplish His purpose and plan for our lives so that it Glorifies Him! I will continue to pray and ask for God’s anointing on us, and that we each abide in Him only. 1″Do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart” 2 “for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity” 3 “Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart” 4 “Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man” 5 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 “in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight” 7 “Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil (Proverbs: 1-7).” No matter how difficult the seasons become in our lives, we must remember who God is….. “faithful!, faithful!, faithful!” and is in Control! God loves you!, and so do i, in Jesus name!

  29. REGINA BROWN says:

    Thank you so much for staying in tune, with God it gave me hope that things will get better , in my drought I need to understand that God knows were he is taking me I need to trust him more , so please everyone pray for me to keep the faith in times when you just want to give up.

  30. Jill Henderson says:

    I was recently laid off and I know that God has a fruitful mission for my life. However, overcoming the fear of not having a steady income and knowing what direction to take to start the mission is my issue. I know God will provide but the struggle is so real.

    Thank you for your devotional this morning as it has convicted and encouraged me all at the same time.

  31. LaKisha Cole says:

    Please pray for me. I’m struggling in my finances. I am very faithful with my tithes. But I’m struggling very hard in my finances. I have a legal battle I’m facing and in praying that it will be dismissed. My children is actin g crazyand im trying to get my marriage back I track. I know God is doing something new, but I’m trying my bet to hold on. Living paycheck to paycheck is very hard. For the past three months I’ve been late on my rent, and other bills are falling behind. Lord when is my breakthrough coming!!!!!

  32. Trish says:

    I am struggling with Hope and Joy. I love my Precious Saviour! With stage 4 cancer I have been blessed. Prayers for my Soul to replinish with every struggle that I do not lose sight of who I am. Precious child of GOD. God Bless you.

  33. !Amanda says:

    Praying for each and every one in need!
    I’m asking for prayer as well. I’m 37 yrs old and suffering from a progressive form of Multiple Sclerosis and other illnesses. I’m a new grandma as well. I was diagnosed 4 yrs ago and have went down hill since. My hope and faith is in the Lord. I have many issues going on. Could write a novel ?. ?
    I know that everyone has there own story.
    Love your blog and it has touched my ♥.
    I thank God for each and every waking day. I know he’s got better plans for me. He’s an awesome God, and has been my rock!
    God Bless you abundantly and thank you! ?

    • Jessica says:

      Will definately pray for you Amanda. Wanted to inform you of a book with a specific diet for people with MS and other autoimmune disease that has helped many people. The Whals protocol is what it is called. Definately worth looking into. Wish you the best. God bless you.

  34. Miss LM says:

    I pray for the drought in my body and finances. I have been called to lead a small women’s group at a time that I am so pressed physically, financially and spiritually. As a single mom of 2 on my income alone. Lord help me to see you in every minute and serve with a joyful heart even when I am exhausted, pressed, squeezed and scared. Thank you Jesus.

  35. Marta says:

    This devotional was for me today. God showed me this morning I have made an idol of relationships since I was 14 years old. Now I am 53. May He show me specifically how to topple this idol and burn it, never to be raised again. I choose God alone to be in that place in my heart and priorities

  36. lynn says:

    I pray for the healing of our marriage and my husband. I pray he would have a desire to know you and lead us into your presence. I am so sad, Jesus. I long for an intimate relationship with the 3 of us! You, he and I!
    I pray for that natter and that matter only today.
    Please just put someone in his life that will encourage him to be a Godly man, as he dose not care what I say, something between us died long ago and there is little in our relationship that makes us close anymore.
    I pray you remove the cravings he has to drink and use. Continue to protect my own sobriety as well as his desire to stay clean. Bring it back sweet Jesus, Savior, all Mighty. King of Heaven I fall on my knees and ask that you just cradle us and our trials in the wings of your Angles. Allow us to reunite with the family we once had. Bring Joe and I into your presence Jesus.

    • rozee says:

      Lynn, as I read your prayer, I felt that I was reading something I wrote. I can relate to your situation very much, my husband’s name is Joey and also drinks and smokes marijuana. Our marriage is not what it use to be and I feel like we have hit a dead end. I join you in prayer and pray God gives us strength to keep going and as our faith strengthens I thank God for fighting the battle. I thank you Father in advance for the renewed marriage, our husband’s sobriety and salvation in Jesus name, Amen. Blessings Lynn!

  37. Eithel says:

    Thank you for the daily devotional I love getting them and they speaks to me.Right now im asking for prayer because im facing eviction and will have to go to court October 7 at 930am.This is an fair my daughter lost her apt and is staying with me with her 2 kids,now my landlord said i voilate my lease for having them with me til they find another place to live.Thank you in advance for your prayers on this matter.

  38. Muriel Muturi says:

    I pray for divine health.. In the season of being grounded I pray for God’s grace and healing and I long to learn how to praise God in the storm. That in the midst of pain I’ll experience His joy.

  39. Sibongile says:

    Thank you so much for this Devotion, I feel like it was written specially for me as I am in a dry season right now. Am a single parent of 2 lovely daughters who have lost a job. And I would like to thank God for He has been faithful to me & my kids. I’m grateful for supernaturally providing and protecting us always in Jesus’ name. I still hope & believe that He will provide a job for me too.

  40. Chris says:

    I feel like this was written for me . The drought has been so long. My mind tells me I am all alone and I panic and anxiety starts to take over (again). I read this and know I am never alone l just need to open my eyes and my heart. I find these comments are blessings, a sprinkle of rain in my drought. I pray for for all you. God bless you.

  41. Lisa Rhoades says:

    I truly feel that God sent today’s devotion my way. I am in the midst
    of a drought. I am needing to go back to work after retiring from
    a 26 year career. My husband’s job is not able to make all the bills
    we still have. I interviewed for a job yesterday and it went really
    well. I am standing on God’s promises to bring this job to fruition
    for me. I am trusting with all my heart that this will be the day
    I can start contributing to our financial struggles.

    Thank you for today’s devotion and if you can send a prayer up
    for me.

  42. Tammy says:

    Have recently divorced. Not what I wanted. I pray constantly. The pain is deep. I pray for Gods grace and for him to take the pain. My whole life has changed. I feel the drought.

  43. Deborah B Jackson says:

    I thank God for the ministries he has given me. Right now my heart is focused on the women in jail and prison that I minister to. I pray for them to have peace in the midst of their situations and for speedy release for those who most definitely deserve it. I thank God for the droughts in my that have taught me how faithful he is. He is still providing for me on a daily basis and making a way out of no way. I know that great things are in store for me and greater and better things are on the horizon for me. God bless you Gwen and the other GIG’s for your ministry and the help and support you provide to women all over the world.

    Love you Girl!

  44. Ruby says:

    This devotion is for me today. My husband is spending money we don’t seem to have. He wrote “separation” on a list of things he was thinking about, hung out with 2 women friends touring in Europe for a week while over there for 2 months for work, and want’s me to buy a car with the small paycheck I get so our son(19) can buy my car. I don’t know if husband is playing around and I’ll need said paycheck soon to live on. I have another son(17) who is confused about his faith and husband doesn’t want to deal with it. I’m taking it one day at a time mostly. Seeing a lawyer next week so I don’t make decisions that will screw things up even more and I also see a counselor. On the surface things look fine. But our marital foundation has been shaky for a while. Dear Lord, see me through this day with gracefulness. I am dry, so dry. Fill me Lord. Thanks for reading and praying, ladies.

  45. Ty says:

    Thank you for such a great message this morning. The Lord is truly working. This has been a dark year and I’m blessed that God touched me in a special way. He’s made a way of out no way. He’s not done yet working on my marriage, my family, my heart and my mind but I know he’s faithful. My Jehovah Jireh! He’s continues to minster to my soul. God bless every woman on this prayer wall. God I call down blessing and miracles in your son Christ Jesus name Amen!!

  46. Linda says:

    Thank you so much for your devotions! I have been in the valley of drought for about 2 years. God has been faithful through this time. I experienced job loss (still no work), pet loss, brother and father went to be with the Lord and my mom has Alhziemers. I’ve been a single mom all my life and once my nest became empty, i became a caregiver. Gone are my plans to finish school, move back to my home state and do mission work. I pray for Gods direction and strength for I am becoming weak and feeling no hope. But the core of my soul knows that Jehovah Jireh will see us through. It just may be very different than my vision. He’s got me on a different mission field. Thank you for reminding us that we are NEVER alone and when we don’t here him, he is here with us more then ever.

  47. Kat says:

    Thank you for today’s devotion! God was really speaking to me through you. Thank you. It was a comforting and uplifting reminder that God is with me during my season of drought with complications from surgery, difficulty coping with my health issues (and not feeling good), questioning why I’m not healing, strains of employment, and financial issues. This was a reminder, that like Elijah, God is with me. I need to remain faithful, thankful and remember that he is always with me even in my drought. Please pray for me to get through this drought, to heal my body, and to help my husband find employment at home. I pray for you, thanking God for you and your words today. I pray for all the Ladies on this page today. Help them to get through their droughts. Thank you! ?

  48. Ivy says:

    This weeks devotions have touched me and resonated in my soul as I deal with drought. My drought, rare cancerous diagnosis resulting in sick leave from my career to undergo aggressive chemo. May God continue to grant me peace, patience and hope as I trust in Him to walk this path as He brings healing through this.. This is my prayer for my family as well. May God be glorified through this!

  49. Susan Egas says:

    I needed this message. I struggle with anxiety and worry all the time and feel guilty or that I’m not a true woman of God because I just don’t seem to have the ability to let go and give it all to Him. I pray for my drought of peace within mysel, my lack of trust and my finances. I know He will provide, He has never left me and is always with me. I pray that truth swallows me up today and days to come and I can find my peace again.
    Thank you!

  50. Nancy says:

    I needed the reminder that God is in control and i am not. Our pastor left and my husband is on the interim team. The last time this happened Satan threw everything at us. I am scAred of what may happen again. Please pray i will trust God like Elijah did.

    God has always been faithful.

  51. First “Thank You” for being there with your messages I get each morning at work.

    I’m a widow who has been on a journey/roller coaster for a long time. I’m in debt, needing to move or stay in my home because of debt. The fact I’m alone with no children makes me sad. I love people and would do anything for anyone. But the devil beats me up all the time when someone does not like me or will even give me the time. I know that is silly but living in Arkansas with no relatives and all family is out of state. Others are worse off I know but I struggle so much because of the debt I do believe. I’m worthy of paying my debts but need to know where the future holds. I would love to have a new companion and my prayer is Lord I would like to have a Nice Christian Gentleman who would love me for who I’am and likewise.

    Thank You Jesus for this blog.

  52. Lisa says:

    Thank you..This was truly for me… I am so blessed to have girlfriends in God…I just went through chemo, radiation and only by the grace of God did I make it through…I thank him for his provision.

  53. Jannasia says:

    I just want to thank God for His continued grace & mercy. Thank Him for the vessel (Gwen Smith) He’s chose to use to bring forth His word. Truly He is worthy to be praised! I’ve been facing a drought myself. A spiritual one. I stopped reading my word, wasn’t praying as much. I just had so much consume me all at once from my health, family, finances, relationship & new baby that I wasn’t giving God the time that He’s worthy of. I wasn’t necessarily sinning, I wasn’t doing anything! I would tell myself, read your bible, read your bible…..may pick it up, but that was it! Guilt began to set in & I finally made more of a commitment to do so. Then recently I stumbled upon Girlfriends In God & I’ve enjoyed every topic brought forth as it all relates to me & my life in some way or another. I’m grateful for this ministry as it is helping me to get back to where I once was & connect back with my Father in Heaven in a more profound way! We all have a story or stories to tell & I could go on & on. But truthfully I’m ready to move forward in Christ Jesus, lay down my burdens at the alter & put on the full armor of God so that I may glorify Him in my life. Thanks for this outlet & letting me share. May God keep pouring into your spirit that you may bring forth good fruit.
    God bless…

  54. Susan Hill says:

    Thank you Jesus for all of my many blessings! My family is in a drought, my marriage is under attack! Each day is a struggle. I have given it all to God, he can offer his guidance to my family. My husband and I have chosen to actively seek God’s guidance to heal and rebuild our lives to make our choices for him.
    I am tired but I have faith. I now patiently wait for guidance and not to react on my pain of emotions.
    I just ask for prayer for God to continue to work in our lives to heal these broken relationships and pull us closer to him in our walk of life.

  55. Shelly says:

    Please pray for my mother. She has stomach cancer and will be getting surgery next week. We are asking God for whole healing and a quick recovery. Also pray for everyone involve in her care especially the surgeon.

    Thank you and God bless you all. Much love and warm hugs.

  56. Laura M says:

    So blessed to read all these testimonies knowing I am not alone in my struggles. God is ever faithful, we need to hang on to our hope in Him to the end. He is a good God. Our struggles draw us closer to Him and builds character. Despite health and financial issues, His grace and provision is sufficient.

  57. Jennifer LeBlanc says:

    Thanks for the encouraging words on today, I was truly blessed by them.

  58. Camille says:

    I pray daily for the healing of my broken family. I also pray for the peace to accept how that healing will culminate. I give thanks in my brokenness for the opportunity to be disciplined and reformed by His loving hands, for the mercy and grace that I have received in my darkness, and for the hope that is in store for us

    • Nancy Hamilton says:

      Praise God from whom all blessings flows, I’m in a financial drought, but I know God is my provider and help in a drought. I pray for my grandchildren, as their parents doesn’t have a good relationship, therefore the children suffer. The mothers withhold the children from my son, I pray for the day that all things are done for the right and the glory of the Lord. Please pray for guidance, financial blessing for my business, and peace for my grandchildren, as parents make decisions on there behalf.

  59. Tricia says:

    I am praying for God’s direction in my life. I need it in my career, finances, and to find my God given purpose in this life. Please pray for me to hear God speaking into my life. I think sometimes He is telling me to start a blog and minister to others but I am not sure if that is God or me??? I have felt led to pray for people on several ocassions lately on other blog posts. Trying to discern if this is God’s will for me…. And then there is the fact I have no idea how to start a blog??? Help

  60. Mechelle Porter says:

    Thank you for blessing my spirit with this today. It was just what I needed. Lord I will continue to trust that you have me covered through my drought.

  61. Tracy Dickerson says:

    Gwen, thank you for today’s message, it truly blessed my spirit and grateful for the opportunity to grow beyond my previous position in life. God continues to bless me with growth opportunities in my life. Both spiritually and professionally. Showing me how to get out of my own way and allow His way to shine before me is nothing but continued amazement.

    I can honestly say that I am truly blessed for the droughts, regardless if I liked them or not. God has, and continues to, touch my life and grandiose ways.

    Thank you Jesus!!

    • Tricia says:


      I am so touched by your post. I am thrilled that God has shown you how to get out of your own way! I pray every day for Him to help me get out of my own way! I am encouraged that I will soon see God shining His way before me and I will be blessed with His growth opportunities in my situation. Thank you for sharing and the blessing you gave me this morning. God bless you al, the days of your life!

  62. Michele Wilkie says:

    The droughts of life are so difficult. I find myself looking at everything as a poss sign from God as to what I am supposed to do or act on and many times they are the devil trying to lead me astray. I am the Lord to please help make his path clear so that I can make it to where I am supposed to go and to make the path straight. In God’s name I pray. Amen

  63. Josette Newsam-Marchak says:

    My favorite aunt/2nd mom is on her death bed. She the last of my mom’s sisters and her best friend. My uncle’s (who I call ‘dad’) wife for 45 years this November. When she was diagnosed she would call me for prayer and tell me to contact my prayer circle. We all prayed and she would feel better, renewed. However she got worse and worse and it seems as if my prayers are no longer effective. I thought I heard the Lord tell me that He was going to bring her through this but everyday I see her deteriorating before my eyes. I’m beginning to doubt. I feel like I’ve failed her somehow because we believed together for her healing. I still honor the Lord through it but I keep asking Him ‘Why?’. Please pray for me for clarity and peace. Thank you.

    • Glenda says:

      I lost my mother-in-law to cancer, after praying and believing. God showed me that he gave her the “most perfect” healing, by taking her home to the perfect home with HIM!

  64. Marcia says:

    Trusting God in the drought of my finances and pray I will learn all the lessons he wants me to through all of this. Ineed God is faithful. I have been working part time now for the past 7 yrs. My company said they could not afford to pay full and that it would only be until business picked up. Major projects have rolled in but no restoration. Just more work to do in less time. It has been hard and sometimes unbeatable, especially as a single mom, but God has always been faithful. I have seen his hand when I am at my wits end. I am humbled by my situation and have learned to adjust and adapt. I am trusting him for his constant provision and restoration of my finances.
    Thanks for the Word. Bless you Gwen.

  65. Lori says:

    Thank you! I know God wanted me to read this today! My husband has done consulting work for years and we have gone through many dry periods. We are in the midst of one now. We are growing in Him, and have seen his goodness over and over again. I know that He is working all things together for our good, however I have to confess that there are moments when I feel tired and unable to take anymore. I was feeling that way this morning. I read your words and know He wanted me to be renewed. I rejoice in His promises and am expecting Him to bless us! Thank you for your prayers.

  66. Rhonda says:

    Wow, you definitely can’t deny God is trying to get a word across to you, when you awake at 4a.m., reach for your bible and read the same exact portion of scripture that is sent to you in a devotion! Gwen, I’m like you… God, help me get this!! I know I’m in a drought, and I don’t want to be! But does any of us! We have no choice there! But, God, help me learn the lesson I need to learn in this valley of drought!! Thank you for the timely word!!

  67. Karen says:

    I feel like your devotion was for me this morning. I was meant to read it. My anxiety and fear is overwhelming. In the last 2 years my dad died of cancer, then my beloved dog died, my husband’s company was taken over by another and that same week he was diagnosed with cancer. Now this week my husband lost his job. We now have no income or medical. I’m sitting here thinking about what I have to be thankful for, and found many. My husband will be cancer free 1 year in December, we have enough finances to get us through the end of this year, and today he has a job interview. I felt like the Lord left us, but he didn’t. It was me who left. Thank you for this devotion today!

  68. Linda Clough says:

    Please pray for my future son-in-law. First that he may come to know the Lord but also for the job interviews that he is going on. He lost his job this week. Pray for strength & grace for him & my daughter.

  69. Rita Melton says:

    I just started a new job which took a large leap of faith. I has been at my previous job for ten years as a server. I should add my second job. I left stability, good money and a steady schedule. I had been praying for a year for God to open another door as old job was very stressful. I have no doubt I am where God wants me, but tips are coming in slow, bills coming in fast. Please pray that I will continue to seek God and follow this new path He has put me on. I am very thankful for your daily Devotions. I look forward every morning to reading them. God bless you for reaching out.

  70. Cathy says:

    Thank you for allowing The Lord to use you to reach so many. He gave you a great word today. As I read through this blog it helped me to take the focus off of myself and my struggles to pray for some on this blog that my heart goes out to. He has always seen me through every drought and He will this one as well. I am overly blessed by Him even in the midst of my trials. Thankful for you and your word today.

  71. Amanda says:

    My husband and I have been praying for a child and have been told that we cannot have them ourselves. For six years we have struggled with several adoption agencies, surrogate families, potential pregnant mothers who have changed their minds (the list goes on)…We still humbly seek God’s will in our lives and know that whatever He has for us will be great. We are praying for God’s glory!

  72. Staci Clemmons says:

    This is exactly what I needed to hear. God has led me down a path I never expected and it’s been so difficult. However I know that this path is His will and he will see me through. My prayer is that I will be able to touch those He wants me to and that my daughter will still feel my unconditional love. So thankful for finding GiG and adding it to my arsenal of encouragement. Grateful for all the ways God shows his great love and boundless grace.

  73. Jones says:

    Amen, such a rhema word that I can’t even express how this fed my soul. It took 45 min just to read as it meditated on certain parts again and again. My prayer is that Gods will for me becomes crystal clear and for the courage to embrace it wholeheartedly. I have financial needs, and want the healing The Lord desires for me. Even a godly spouse who will be excited to serve The Lord with me. Healing in my extended family(peace) and wisdom to raise my children. Finally deliverance from lust in every form: to have my way, to desires that wrestle with who I am in Christ. A mouthful I know but I don’t take speaking to the Almighty for granted. I appreciate your ministry. Thank you and God Bless you.

    • Marion Da Silva says:

      Yes, I know about the wish for deliverance from lust of every form, to have my way, to desires that I wrestle with who I am in Christ. I have had a lustful relationship with a man and even though we never had contact we lusted for each other.Pray for us. God bless.

  74. Cristy Brown says:

    EVERY day these devotions are for me! I have recently moved away from everything I have known for 38 years. My family needs much prayer as my husband has not moved yet because he needs to find work.
    My entire story is long, I would like prayer for my husbands work and for my two boys to see truth and come home!

    • lynn says:

      I pray for peace and for you family to get connected in the community in such a way that this move will bring abundant blessings in such a way that the move will be life changing in a good way. I don’t know your situation, but I have thought such changes out of our control are intend for Go to change, mold us and deliver us into a new stage in life!
      We just loved from Oregon to Yuba City CA and God has been using us in the field of ministry, but still, i miss my parents, nieces, great nephew and the city I was raised in.
      The change is painful at times, but I can see blessings in the horizon!
      oh yes. The biggest thing that hes helped is finding a Church Family. We have been led to a great Church! God has blessed us with a loving Supportive Church Family

  75. Avis says:

    Praying for healing from breast cancer, drought in my fiances, buy I know God is my healer and provider.

  76. Edwina says:

    Really needed this!!! Thank u 4 being a vessel of remembrance of how my drought is purposeful. As we touch in agreement 4 all experiencing a season of challenge, we know that God is with us. He will not only see us thru, but make necessary provision along the way!

  77. Susan says:

    Your message touched a place in my soul. Thank you for your thoughts. So many times in life’s struggles I get so caught up in the emotion and fear that I lose sight of the fact just whose will this is. I have to keep reminding myself that “it is thy will, not my will.” In the end God always creates a way to get through it and allows me happiness with the outcome. Yes, Father knows best. I have read several of the posts and wish each person blessings and comfort. Take care!

  78. Karen says:

    Thank you for these awesome devotions that remind me daily we are in this together as children of the most high, who is faithful, just, loving, kind and in control of EVERYTHING!

    Your teaching of God’s word is quite an inspiration! May God continue to bless you on this journey!

  79. abimbola says:

    Please pray for me for restored faith, new beginnings and a home n family of my own, thank u Jesus n Gwen God bless u amen

  80. Mary Taylor says:

    Thank you for writing about God’s provision for Elijah. It was an inspiration to me today when I continue to face great challenges in my job. I pray for clarity in handling all that is before me and for a joyful spirit!

  81. God's Gal says:

    Thank you Gwen for that uplifting word. I woke up 4am this morning next to my husband who is going through a very hard time. He loves the Lord and wants to serve Him. The Devil is attacking him continuously. It is very debilitating. I do not like watching him struggle. Christ and Him have been my rock in difficult times. Now Christ and I are to be his rock. He tried reaching out to others for help, but no one has seemed to be able to help him. I know I can’t make him do things, but I pray God brings the right person in his path. I can think of two people, but I do not know if I should go to them or wait patiently for God to bring someone. I do not like sitting back and waiting, but I know if I interfere then it could make things worste. I am trusting God through this and am asking for prayer and wisdom in this situation. Thank you for all that you do. 🙂 God Bless

    • Susan Roach says:

      Thank you so much for sharing this … You are an inspiration. Waiting on the Lord can be difficult. I went through a similar situation. And my thoughts were the same as yours lol lol. I would be out somewhere and think, “that would person would be perfect for my husband to talk to”. And I gabe “nudged” him sometimes and for the most part it didn’t work out any time I did that … Oooh boy lol. In this time I was praying the “head to toe” prayers (you can find them on the GIG site) and I was praying for God to send my husband Godly men to spur him on and edify him. And He did!!! And He still is. For my husband God needed Him all by himself, as I have needed sometimes too. Through this my husband has learned more to rely on Him and it has been a great reward for me trust that God would draw him near to Him and anyone else that He saw fit. I prayed for you sister keep up the good work?

      • God's Gal says:

        Thank you so much for that Susan. That was much needed! I’m so glad we can bless each other in our different similar experiences. What a blessing. God is good!!!

        • mary says:

          God’s Gal and Susan,

          Thank you both. I am in a similar situation and keep praying and praying. I think it is taking so long, because I have tried to intervene too many times, ha ha. I do trust the Lord will help my husband, but I am human.

          And thank you Gwen for your inspiring words.

  82. Wow this blog was so awesome. I have been battling a condition for over 6 years but God has never left my side. He has provided financially and He has provided in the outpouring of support and love around me. He Has allowed me time to be with Him alone and write and share with others. Our God is amazing. Thank you.

  83. DeAnna says:

    Gwen, the timing of your post was a God Wink for me. I have been having health problems and my husband has been out of work for almost two years. My son has been estranged from me for 12 + years. There are definitely times I feel like giving up but I know how good our GOD is. I know God is using this for HIS good. I thank you for your uplifting words! God will see us through. I know HE holds us and has a great future in store for us!

  84. Heelen Nyokabi says:

    I feel so down sometimes. I have had a very difficult year my husband has been insulting me a lot and cheating on me with a very young girl. He has even beaten me up. He is currently undergoing treatment for cancer. I desperately want God to heal him and restore our marriage.

    I have been lonely in my marriage for 11 years but I love him so much

    • Chris says:

      Dearest Heelen,
      You are not alone in your struggles. Many other marriages are going through the same thing. If you haven’t already read these books, I highly recommend them. For your husband (and you, too) “Every Man’s Battle” and for you ‘Every Heart Restored “. Give your husband the Battle book and tell him you love him. Then pray for God to open his eyes and heart. If he makes it through that book, then ” Every Man’s Marriage”. God bless you and your marriage.

    • Camille says:

      My heart goes out to you my sister. If I could be there with you to help you out, I would. I pray that God will surround you in His love completely! I encourage you to look beyond your ‘mess’ for the blessings that God WILL provide for you (He IS faithful and just). I pray for your husband’s healing (in many ways!) we are children of a most loving God!!! We are loved!! Praise and glory to Him!

    • !Amanda says:

      My heart goes out to you
      Praying for you ? ?

  85. Pat says:

    There has been one trial after another, back-to-back attacks but I know my redeemer lives and I am trusting God in all I do. Sometimes it feels like I’m fighting these all by myself so prayer us appreciated.

    • Susan Roach says:

      Thank you Pat for sharing. He is ALWAYS by your side and He ALWAYS goes before you!!! Don’t forget that. The enemy wants you to believe that you are by yourself and that simply is a lie! A great book I would recommend is “Crash the Chatter Box”. The pastor that wrote this also did a a 6 sermon series on the book. This has helped me so much. The Chatter Box is the enemy. You are never alone sister! I prayed for you this morning?

    • Camille says:

      Where two or more are gathered…..
      He is with you my dear sister, as are we

  86. Collette says:

    I am going through a dry place where my finances is concerned but I am trusting in the One who sees my Jehovah whom is always there I know that he will see me through.

  87. This was definitely an awesome devotion. One that i can relate to not only for my circumstances but fir some of my church sisters. I know that this devotion as with many other reminders that God sends me helps me to put all situations in perspective. I am thankful to Gid because as His word says through His apostle Paul, I have learned to be content in all things. Thank you for sharing this fabulous devotion this morning.

  88. Shannon Tanner says:

    I so needed this today, we’ve been in a drought for some time now and it seems like it’s getting worse. It’s just one thing after the next. I know God is faithful I have to stand on his word and trust him, it’s in these quiet times from him and it seems like there are storms around us some days are hard

  89. Trudie says:

    I am wear from guilt, lack of faith and walking in fear. I pray for restored faith and new beginnings.

  90. Kelly says:

    My family and I would appreciate your prayers. My husband lost his job about a month ago. This is the third time in three years he has lost his job.Things are not well at my job. My boss and coworkers are treating me very badly. I ask if I can do anything to help they tell me no. Then I get in trouble because they are over worked. I honestly believe that they are trying to push me out. Saddens my heart, because all I want to do is help. I have only been at this job for a full year. This is my second job in three years. My husband is a the associate pastor at our church, we were called to the church back in August. I just feel that we are being attacked on all sides. My boss wants to meet with me Monday morning. So now I have this weighing on me until then. If I lose my job we will have no income. We really need a miracle. Please, please pray for us. Not sure why we find ourselves here so often.

    • Susan Roach says:

      Ooooh sister!!! Thanks for sharing you are telling my story. The enemy propulsion the earth looking to see who he can kill and destroy. Remember a few things, you guys are ministry and he’s going to attack you more because of that BUT GOD … is faithful and sovereign and He has already won! Gods plan will always be no matter what!!! Even when things don’t look good and maybe even evil. Remember Judas … he betrayed Jesus BUT that is what was needed to fulfill Gods plan for Jesus to go to the cross for us right. So know that Gods plan reigns over everyone and everything!!! Hang close to His promises sister? im praying for you guys

  91. Mary says:

    I thank God for everything he has done for me, he took me from nowhere and put me somewhere really God is working with us even if we are in Draught. Amen

  92. Louise says:

    Thank you for your words of encouragement. I’ve been feeling overwhelmed lately and your message today focused on everything I have been going through.please pray for me to continue having faith that God will provide andbring me through this drought.

  93. Sandyhsmith says:

    I pray for everyone that has responded to this passage. Our droughts do lead us closer to the Lord. He will never leave us or forsake us. He wants us to rely entirely on Him and His word.


  94. I want to say thank you for being obedient to the Holy Spirit. Your obedience in speaking, writing and singing God’s truth has blessed me and countless others more than you will ever know. Today I come in agreement with you in prayer that God will bless whatever your hand touches and future endeavors you pursue simply because of your faithfulness and obedience. Please pray that God quicken my spirit and allow me to be obedient to his call for my life. And thank you for being an example of what it looks like to listen and obey when God speaks. May the oil of your anoitining be like that in the jars of the widow woman who helped Elijah in your season of drought (because let’s honest Lord knows the drought can be real smh). Love you always and want you to know you and your other GIGS are such a blessing to those in the Joshua generation like myself who struggle with their call. Please keep me in your prayers and as always I will continue to the same.

  95. Ruth says:

    Thank you so much for this encouragement. Please pray for me. I’m feeling so worn out and just weary. God has been so good to me and I’m sure my attitude at the moment really isn’t right. I’ve just been asking God to forgive me and to help me. I’m definitely needing His grace today. God bless. Ruth

  96. Ashok Atmaram says:

    Thank you so so so much.Godbless you &your family.

  97. Kristie says:

    God found me in the middle of a drought, and slowly but surely pulled me out of a well paying career into ministry. While I now help more people than I ever imagined, in ways that often have eternal consequences, I sometimes feel like I am the one who benefits most. He has grown me, and continues to, mostly by softening my heart. I’m oh so grateful!

  98. ana says:

    Thank you for your faithfulness to always bringing the message of the Lord across. There are just arent enough words to express my gratitude.

  99. Diana Gallegos. says:

    Thank you for this great encouragement!!! I am going through an illness that has been keeping me from working. Havent had income coming in for two years now. Using my time to grow closer to God. Trusting Him more with everything. Knowing He has a good plan for me. He is preparing me for what He has for me. He is working on me, and on my character. I want to be more like Jesus. Asking Holy Spirit to lead. me everyday cause I need direction and instruction daily. God is my strength in this, and thanking Him that He will make a way for me each day……I ask Holy Spirit to fill me up with the fruits of His spirit. I cannot make it without them. Needing more of Jesus, Diana. 🙂

  100. Kathy Smith says:

    I’ve been in a drought for many years. Satan is working very hard on my heart and mind. I con’t. to read my Bible and do my devotions daily. My prayer life is not so good. I do talk to God throughout some days. I’m struggling with anger, distrust and pain. I believe, but I’ve lost the feeling most times. I keep asking God into my heart. Pray for me.

  101. Shirley Dalton says:

    God is so good. I am a work in progress and He is with me 24/7. My husband went to be with the Lord July 15. 2012. This was the biggest shock of my life…it was unexpected. I grieved so hard and was in shock for along time. God nurtured me and now I serve Him by facilitating GriefShare at my church for a year now. I also serve in other ways too
    He never leaves me! Praise the Lord!

  102. Jacinta says:

    Going through hard situation but i trust God is working something out. Although sometimes it feels overwhelming i He’s taking care of us.

  103. Deb says:

    Seems my season of drought has been on going for what feels like way too long now. It was not expected nor wanted but it is here, with more appearing to be in the near future as I work thru this time of my life. I have been reminded time & again…”I am not alone!” I have struggled to hang on to His promises but I do know–He keeps His promises and He is faithful…I WILL get through this drought and I am not alone. Thank you for the reminder…I needed it today!

    • Camille says:

      I understand the burden you carry, as I carry one too. I pray for you to find and embrace the incomparable power that the Holy Spirit has placed in you as a believer. We are sooo loved!!

  104. Priscilla Vasquez says:

    Thank you Gwen for encouraging words and uplifting testimonies. I am in a season of drought, but God us good and always faithful. I come from anxiety attacks, stress, and depression. This was on and off for about a total of 7 years. I am praying for direction because my husband is the only one working. However, God always provides and heals.

  105. Lizzie says:

    I ask Christ to come into my heart three years ago. He has taken everything and everyone out of my life that he does not want there. I totally have nothing left in my life !! The silent years are very heart breaking and what seems like never ending tears. He told me he was removing many years of guilt and condemnation. But most of the time all I hear is silence, and sometimes I think he isnt listining to me or even knows Im there. I dont like it when he is quite. And then there are days I see him and feel him all day long. I dont have money so I am afraid Im going to lose my house and car, every where I turn there is no answers.

    • Gwen Smith says:

      Lizzie, I’m so sorry for everything you’re going through. I know that sometimes it seems difficult to feel God’s presence or to see any evidence that He cares. But I promise you He does. He wants you to depend 100% on Him and sometimes, it does mean that certain people will be removed from our lives. I pray that you will just keep seeking Him and trusting Him. Keep resisting the lies of Satan, because he will definitely try to make you feel abandoned. God will never leave you or forsake you. I promise! If you are able to be a part of a church body, I highly recommend that. Surround yourself with other believers who will lift you up in your times of need and of doubt.

    • !Amanda says:

      Praying for you
      ? ? ?
      God Bless you

  106. Liz says:

    I have been in the midst of a drought for some time now, but I have been comforted by some promises that I received from the Lord. I did not see them come to pass for years but over the last few days I am beginning to see them materialize. The drought has not lifted but I am seeing God begin to open up doors of opportunity for service. I find these doors bring quite a refreshing breeze into my dessert situation.

  107. Linda Pinder rudder says:

    That’s what I am experiencing right now but I am confident that God is with me and he will see me through . I am still going to praise him no matter what

  108. Jacqueline says:

    Thanks so much Gwen. Our God is so faithful. He has seen me through a lot of challenges,embarrassed me with overwhelming blessings & taught me so many lessons. For about 2years now, I have been having debilitating pain in my right arm due to fractures in my spine which led to a compression in my neck. The only option for healing is surgery but I know He that is JEHOVAH RAPHA will heal me in His own time. He has NEVER disappointed me& won’t start now. Calvary greetings.

  109. Debbie says:

    Thank you,He led me to your post. While I’m feeling overwhelmed I know He will take care of me

  110. Nonda Brown says:

    I feel parched! My husband and I are retired and our expenses exceed our income. We’ve made some unwise decisions and have found ourselves upside down in debt. I’ve been praying for guidance, have had many doors closed, but feel God is saying to me to wait! Both my husband and I are active in our church and our community. We love the Lord and want to serve Him in whatever capacity He leads us. God has given me the gift of teaching and encouraging; He has given me a heart to lead and share God’s word and my experiences through leading a women’s Bible study. This activity is exciting and fulfilling, and God has answered so many prayers, hopes and desires for the women in this study. We will be studying I Want It All starting in October, and although I am feeling parched I know that God is faithful and I need to continue the wait on Him–but it’s hard sometimes!

  111. Teri Santos says:

    Goodmorning, Thank you for your words of encouragement. It gives me hope to know that the Lord is with us, always., even when I don’t understand. He has always provided for us. Please pray for me, that I will see the goodness of the Lord in my life and keep my eyes fixed on HIM. God Bless you.
    Mahalo, Teri Santos

  112. Kadian says:

    Gwen, your devotion was written for me too. Just pray with me as I ask the great Provider to intervene in my dry state.

  113. tami stigall says:

    Yes this was for me today thank you !! I felt like I was at the end today my life has been going through many changes in the last year ,my husbands health then mine, my parents are now needing care and my son has fallen into bad times . I know that God has always taken care of us but lately I just seem to be at the end of my rope even though I know God is there. I’m praying God will help us through it .

  114. Sharon says:

    It will all work out for his Glory! Gods favor and blessings over your and your family!

  115. Regina J Amyx says:

    Our lives are going to be very different. My husband and I have worked all our lives and now after 34 yrs. at his job, he has become disabled with Parkinsons. I am having to change jobs after 33 yrs to be able to be there for him and make things easier for me. I have health problems too. This will be a major change in pay and not sure about paying the bills yet, but I do know that God will take care of us. Our son just recently left for his 3rd deployment. This is stressful too! But again, God will watch over him as he always has. God has taken care of our family our entire lives and I know he will now. He knows my future, not me. Sometimes I get down and your devotion today was just for ME! Thank you

  116. Elizabeth Daoust says:

    We have been in a transition time for months now…my work got miserable and I had to leave, school ended so summer started with the kids, our house went on the market as we realized we had to move and my husband was told he would never be able to do his job due to multiple injuries…our house has not sold, we’ve been on hold trusting the Lord with all if this…knowing He’s kept us here for a reason…we are trusting in His plan and His protection, though with our human struggles while we await His timing of the sale of our home, my husband’s back surgery, finding a new home in TX, getting the kids settled and starting a new path when my husband can begin seminary…some days are easier than others particularly as I am temporarily homeschooling my children since my oldest (9) has high function in autism and does not handle change well…praying all to work out for His glory!!!

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