WILDERNESS SEASON

WILDERNESS SEASON

The Wilderness is Not the Problem “I’m in a wilderness season.” I’ve said it, maybe you’ve said it, or at least you’ve heard somebody say it. I think one of the best ways to look at a “wilderness season” is a period of time when things are hard; you aren’t enjoying the milk and honey you anticipated, and you’re sleeping in a tent. Metaphorically in our case, but literally for the Israelites. About a month ago, my perspective on the wilderness changed completely. I was at a prayer and worship gathering, and God reminded me of a time when I had been in a similar setting about a year before. I was reading through the Old Testament at the time, Deuteronomy to be exact, and I was getting rocked. Nobody had ever told me the OT was so tasty! I decided to return to the first few chapters of Deuteronomy and God spoke to me once more. Nobody had ever told me the OT was so tasty! Click To Tweet “The Lord your God who goes before you will himself fight for you, just as he did for you in Egypt before your eyes, and in the wilderness where you have seen how the Lord your God carried you, as a man carries his son, all the way that you went until you came to this place.” (Deut. 1:30-31) Wow. How, then, should we think about the wilderness? It is the very place where we witness God’s extravagant love for us! He goes to such great lengths for His children; it’s like He’s a dad who, seeing that we’re...

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