Are you going through a tough time in life? As I was preparing for this Sunday and thinking about you and the others in our church family, I was hit by how many people are struggling and going through times that are very tough. It feels like a wilderness and I know because I am there too. It’s in times like these that it is hard to know how God will “work all things for our good.”
I was fully ready to talk about Psalm 23:6a, which speaks of the goodness and mercy of God following us everyday of our lives, but I truly believe that we need to hear something else. We need to hear how God wants to use these desert experiences in our lives to prove that He is with us. Bible teacher Ray Vanderlaan says that “As scary and difficult as these deserts may be, they provide the opportunity for us to learn to follow His voice and discover that we can trust and depend on Him completely.” We learn that God is faithful to provide “just enough” for each day.