Christians are far too frequently wandering in a spiritual wilderness. It only takes a few independent steps away from God’s guidance, for them to become aimless wanderers. The greater the distance between ourselves and our Father, the more difficult it is to hear His voice. Maturing and growing in our faith feels next to impossible as spiritual and physical dehydration takes place. Spiritual death seems imminent.
Not every desert story is the same. Mine has been health-related and began with me being confined to my house and relying on oxygen assistance to perform simple tasks such as dressing. Feeling bewildered and lost at times. The desert has been a place of trial, growth, and trust-building between God and me. It has instilled in me the ability to persevere.
I have learned that “I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me”- Philippians 4:13, for You are my oasis.
Battles are fought in our minds every day. When we begin to feel the battle is just too difficult and want to give up, we must choose to resist negative thoughts and be determined to rise above our problems. We must decide that we are not going to quit. When we are bombarded with doubts and fears, we must take a stand and say: “I’ll never give up! God is on my side. He loves me, and He is helping me! I am going to make it! - Joyce Meyer
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank You for being an oasis when we find ourselves lost in the desert. You bring calm in the midst of chaos and shelter us from our enemies. You fill our cup to overflowing with cool spring water and shade us from the scorching sun. Jesus says that” Whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never thirst again.” John 4:14. Amen.