Don’t Waste Your Desert
Have you ever had a time when you followed God as He led you in a new direction and it didn’t turn out like you had hoped? You obeyed, God moved, and a few months later you are asking, “Why are things so hard?” The joy has dimmed, the work you were so excited for is not easy, and your soul feels dry.
Can you relate? As Christians, we can experience desert times in our lives.
Many years ago, we wanted to give our children a private school education, but it meant a move for our family. We prayed and God opened doors to the school of our choice, a job for my husband, and a location closer to our extended family.
We moved, but within the first year we were experiencing things we never dreamed we would go through. We couldn’t find a church, the children were stressed, and our marriage was strained. We had moved by God’s direction and we found ourselves in a desert point in life. We still refer to this as our “four years in the desert.”