Dry and Weary…
I find myself in a wilderness season right now exhausted, dry and weary. As I drove home from a meeting a few days ago with tears streaming down my face, I asked the Lord “How is it I can believe the accounts of miracles in the Bible and believe in Your sovereign move for others, but can’t seem to hold the same faith for my own?” This is a lonely place and I thirst for the Lord’s presence in my every day. I know this isn’t a place of punishment, but of growth and new direction.
Moses fled into the wilderness from Egypt after killing a taskmaster. David experienced the wilderness hiding for his life from King Saul. The Israelites entered the wilderness to get away from slavery. Jesus endured the wilderness before ministry. Why a wilderness experience?
In the wilderness I must depend upon the Lord for places of provision. The wilderness purges things that could keep me from new understanding and new direction. The wilderness prepared Moses to lead. The wilderness taught David to worship in all things. The wilderness brought Israel from slave to conqueror. The wilderness was the testing for Jesus to live as man giving God authority over His life and ministry. In the wilderness we must surrender to God’s hand and trust His grace and provision. It’s a lonely place and I don’t like it, but I don’t want to avoid it either. The Lord’s leading me into a new place of ministry and I must enter this dry and weary place trusting in His provision of rest and refreshing during these days of preparation. Always trusting the Lord in dry and weary births strength and refreshing.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not upon your own understanding:
In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
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