Walking a lonely road

desert

A desert is a dry, barren, isolated, and uncomfortable place.

A place where there is nothing but the hot sun shining above you and the warm sand underneath your feet and not a single person around.

It’s a place where you get thirsty easily and you have limited resources with you.

It’s a place that bring many people into desperation, hopelessness, and despair.

And yet this is the place where God took some of the greatest servants in the world to: Moses, David, John the Baptist, even Jesus spend time alone in a desert.

Far away from society.

Separated from the world.

With no resources and no one to turn to.

No one but God.

Being tested by God and learning to lean on Him alone.

What’s the point of the desert?

It’s quite simple: to be tested and to grow.

It is during the dry seasons of our life when it seems like nothing is happening, no fruit is being produced, that we can grow the most.

It is in the wilderness when you have no one to lean on but God that you are prepared to weather the storms of life as you grow deeper in Christ.

It is during this lonely season of life where that you must face alone that you realize you will never really be alone.

It is in the desert like David that you learn to face bears and lions before you can face your goliath’s.

It is in the desert like Moses where you learn to be humbled before God as you go through the same daily routine of shepherding sheep.

It is in the desert like Jesus that you will be tempted to give up your faith because of your desires and needs.

It is in the desert that the foundation of your faith is build.

When the world looks dry, dreary, and alone and you have nowhere to run but Him.

And it is in the desert that you are prepared for your Promised Land, whatever it may be.

Joseph’s was to be a leader of Egypt in time of famine.

Moses’s was to help free the Israelite slaves.

John the Baptist’s was to prepare the way for Jesus.

Jesus’s was to make a way for us to spend eternity with Him.

Before any of these men could do anything great for God they first had to be tested greatly by God in the desert.

God will take you to the desert too.

Just like He has taken me before.

If you find yourself in a desert place today don’t be discouraged.

God didn’t bring you into it to break you but to strengthen you and grow those roots of faith deeper then they have ever been.

This season of your life that may seem lonely and hopeless at times is the very season that will teach you to stand strong in God knowing that even when nobody is around you He will always be there.

It is the desert season, hard as it is, that can transform the way that you live.

Just like Jesus, David, and Moses you will come out stronger and braver than you’ve ever been.

You’ll be ready to face the trials, storms, and valleys that come your way because you have already learned that you can face anything with Him.

The desert may be a lonely place but it’s also the most character and faith building place you can find yourself in.

You’ll walk out a different person than the person that walked in.

Today, trust God no matter what season you find yourself in, especially if it’s in the desert. He will not only get you through to the other side but also make you stronger than you have ever been.

Know that there is absolutely nothing that you must face alone.

Even when He takes you on the lonely road into the desert, you will walk through it with Him.

I just wanted to let you all know that I’ll be out of the country visiting Israel so I won’t be writing on here for the next few weeks. I hope you all enjoy celebrating the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior this week and I look forward to being back on here. Be blessed always!– Anna…

 

 

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15 thoughts on “Walking a lonely road

  1. Wonderful words for me as I begin a new chapter in my life this Monday in a new state and position. The great thing about being tried and tested in the desert is that He doesn’t leave you alone. He is the pillar of fire at night to keep you safe from any hurt, harm or danger, and during the day he is the cloud that shades and protect. The journey may be hard , but you are not alone.

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    • Love the pillar of fire at night and cloud in the day analogy Pangeline. It’s so true, no matter where we find ourselves or what we are going through we are never alone. With Christ we can get through our deserts, and our valleys, and our storms. May He bless you during this new chapter in your life and may you be blessed in everything that He calls you to do!

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  2. Have a safe trip. I will miss your encouraging words these few weeks you will be away, but I hope you have a great time. May the Lord bless you and keep you safe as you travel, in Jesus’ name. 🙂

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    • Thank you Deborah! It was safe indeed as I am back home in one piece 😉 thank you for your kind wishes, I had a fabulous time! And can’t wait to hopefully share it on here soon. I hope you had a blessed Easter! 🙂

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  3. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.(Isaiah 41:10) Great thought, Anna. Many love and blessings to you 🙂

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