Daily Reflections

Singing While Dry

November 3, 2022 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

God, you are my God; I eagerly seek you. I thirst for you; my body faints for you in a land that is dry, desolate, and without water. —Psalm 63:1

When I come across someone who’s feeling spiritually dry, I usually ask, “Have you been singing unto the Lord?”

God has created us in such a way that we are thirsty for Him. When we look to things and people on this earth to satisfy our thirst, we become dry and discontent. But when we lift our eyes up to Him in praise, our hearts are filled.

David discovered this powerful secret when he was hiding out from King Saul in the wilderness of Judah and feeling dry and needy. In Psalm 63:1, he writes of his yearning to be filled. A few verses later, he tells how he handled this feeling of dryness: “I will bless you as long as I live; at your name, I will lift up my hands” (v. 4).

If you’re not used to this, it may sound crazy. But if you’re feeling dry and needy, why not try singing—out loud—to God?

Make it Personal

Today, choose one of your favorite hymns or praise songs and sing it out loud to the Lord.