I’ve had some say that they don’t think it’s right to say that God leads us into the wilderness. We end up there ourselves when we mess up.
So God never allows this to grow our faith?
Then what say you to this:
Then Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River. He was led by the Spirit in the wilderness,[a] 2 where he was tempted by the devil for forty days. Luke 4
Not only does God allow this—quite often it’s part of His plan. Quite often, there’s no other way. When God says He will take care of our needs—He means it. But do you believe? When God says He will provide, does that include recession?
Truth is, it’s easy to imagine God is taking care of us when we don’t have a care in this world. It’s a bit more difficult when we are in the desert and can’t see any way out.
But God is still God. The wilderness, recession, depression, terrorism, lack of leadership, and any other desert experiences you can think of are not deal breakers for God.
There deal makers.
If you’re going through a desert experience right now, move in closer to God. He has something to teach you. Allow Him to stretch you so that you might be more conformed to the image of God.
Wait in the Wilderness.
A better you is waiting on the other side of the desert.