Archive for March 15th, 2023

Time in the Wilderness


Today’s meditation is from the Heartlight website, which provides positive resources for daily Christian living.

Moses learned the bitter reality of losing his status and his place of privilege in Egypt. We can’t fully imagine everything Moses lost moving from the palace of Pharaoh to the wilderness of Sinai. God often lets life humble a person before he uses that person mightily. John, the Baptizer, was raised in the wilderness.  Jesus worked in obscurity as a carpenter’s son for thirty years before his ministry, and then still had to face forty days in the wilderness. Paul, the apostle, trained to be a rabbi, then had his life dramatically changed. He spent nearly a decade and a half in the wilderness of obscurity in the biblical record. Life humbled Moses, yet God did not waste those forty years in the wilderness. His experience while leading sheep in Sinai prepared him to lead God’s people. The places and problems he faced in that wilderness prepared him to lead God’s people through that same wilderness. So, if you find yourself in a wilderness time in your life, remember that God will not waste your struggles. He will use your hard times to hone your faith and prepare you for his future!


Today’s prayer is by the same author as today’s meditation.

Give me strength, O LORD, not to waver or quit in my wilderness times. Give me courage and faith to keep following you no matter where you lead. I commit to faithfulness and courage while I depend on your Holy Spirit to empower and transform me. I ask and pledge this in the powerful name of Jesus. Amen.

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