Take heart dear friends, the desert experience may be for your protection! Have you ever asked God to wrap His loving arms around you during difficult times? God often uses this time to draw you nearer to Him. While it may seem like a season of less comfort, lean in to our Father and depend on Him. It may, in fact, be the place of great safety for a time. The Lord does not promise us an easy path. After all, we live in a fallen world. But believers can claim peace and confidence in the midst of difficulties. In those desert experiences, our God is faithful and will provide and protect us, whether you feel his guidance and presence or not, you must trust that He Is With You. Justice will dwell in the desert and righteousness live in the fertile field. The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever
. (Isa 33:16-17).
I would encourage you to read Psalms when experiencing time in the desert or in times of suffering. David frequently pleas for a touch from God to help him during his time of need, but notice, he always praises God, with the faith of deliverance and with the hope that God is with him. Take a look at Psalm 34 and be encouraged my friends.
Focus on the power and character of God, rather than allowing the schemes of Satan to grip you. God’s eternal purposes overrule the agenda of Satan. God Never Fails!