Deuteronomy 32:10 – In a desert land he found him, in a barren and howling waste. He shielded him and cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of his eye.
There’s a desert that forms in our mind which can hold an opportunity – you have the choice to fear it or embrace it. The desert can teach you many things. It’s in the heat of the trials, in the emotional pain that wants to control our life that we can learn from the desert. When do you enter the desert? I find myself in the desert when I’ve tried to control my life when there were things I wasn’t meant to control. My world becomes dry and bleak with the wind picking up sand and showering it upon my head. My mouth is dry, and I thirst for water. Jesus walks into my desert. He not only wants to pick me up and carry me through the trial, but he provides me with living water that refreshes my soul and gives me strength to withstand the desert wasteland.
Key words: desert of testing, heat of trials, fear or embracing trial, the desert teaches us
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.