Have you ever felt like a pile of dry bones? I know I have. There was a time when I became totally exhausted and burned out. The children were young and my husband had a long commute; all the responsibilities for the household and everybody in it fell upon me; my job became increasingly unrewarding and even my relationship with God seemed distant. I kept going, just putting one foot in front of the other, but I wasn’t happy with my life or myself.
What happened? All I can say is God changed things. Not in an instantaneous flash of lightening, but through a slow, steady working in my life. I went on a Marriage Encounter weekend which did a great deal to revive my marriage; a few years later, I attended a Via de Cristo weekend which revived my soul. Both of those experiences led to small groups and deep friendships that grounded and sustained me. The children grew older and more self sufficient, jobs changed and life turned around.
Have dry bones times come back? Sure. However, now I have the experience and confidence of knowing that if I stick with God, they will pass. When we’re faithful to Him, He changes things. Sometimes He changes us! It’s amazing to see what God can do. He can even make dry bones live again!
“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19