Monday, June 15, 2009

The Wilderness

"For I am about to do something new, see I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland." Isaiah 43:19

Like the Israelites, we often find ourselves in the wilderness. Our wilderness can be caused by many different things. It can be the result of our own sin, the sin of others, or by unrelated circumstances beyond our capability to change.

Isn't it awesome to know, we have a GOD who prepares a way out of the wilderness. HE "makes a pathway through the wilderness" and "creates rivers in dry wasteland." He loves us and does not desire for us wallow in the wilderness.

When we find ourselves in the wilderness, we must keep our focus on our Heavenly Father. We must seek HIM in prayer and continue to bath ourselves in HIS word.

Clinging to my Heavenly Father,



E @ Scottsville said...

If it weren't for the dry wilderness, we might not appreciate the lush green pastures so much either. =0)

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Andrea,
I believe it is often in the dry areas that we grow. And because of the dry areas we wander through, we can really appreciate the times of spring rain when it comes. Thank the Lord, He never leaves us in either time. Thanks for sharing today.


Terri Tiffany said...

I'm there with you! It seems to go on forever some days doesn't it? Hope you are doing better today:)

penguinsandladybugs said...

Wow! I think God is trying to tell me something about a Wilderness I am in right now :( Waiting for Him to unfold his plan for me. Thanks for sharing!!!

RCUBEs said...

Amen! He always makes a way! How comforting to know that He is there leading us out of all the wilderness in our lives! To God be the glory! Take care sister Andrea. Love you in Christ!

Crown of Beauty said...

Dear Andrea,

No one whose hope is on Him will ever be put to shame.

Praying with you,

Seeking Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Lately I have been walking through the wilderness too! I know God has big plans when I reach the land of milk and honey. Praying for you . . . and the plans God has prepared for you too. God will pull us through.
Yours in Christ,

Heart2Heart said...

We also have to remember that God will light the path out of our wilderness if we only look to Him.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Just Be Real said...

This rings loud and clear. Setting my sights on the Lord as He leads and guides along my journey. Blessings and thank you for sharing!!

Five Moms & A Blog said...

Hey, I've got my map all done... and I'm hopping in the car now! Be ready for me! (I wish!)

{{ding dong}}

"It's me! ERICA!!!"


Marsha said...

Oh yes! How wonderful it is that He makes the way in the wilderness and brings forth waters of refreshing out of the dry riverbeds.

Praying for you, dear one.

Have a blessed week.

twofinches said...

I just finished reading Exodus so this passage is current in my know the Isrealites lengthened their stay in the wilderness because of their "hard hearts and stiff necks"? Hmmm there's a lesson in there!

christy rose said...

I am clinging too Andrea but I would not have it any other way! :)

Leslie said...

I felt like I was in the wilderness until my Angel Baby's due date had past. I'm so thankful that God has led me out of that dark forest. I can finally see the sunlight and it is guiding me down the path He wants me to take. This path will help me to lead others out of their own wilderness. I believe this is why God puts us in difficult situations. Once we get through it, we can help those who are currently in the turmoil that we were just in.

Praying for you!

Mocha Momma said...

Andrea, thanks for coming to see my blog.
You said you have therapy dogs. Now that sounds interesting. Where do they go to visit? Just hospitals, or homes and care facilities as well?
I'd like to hear more about that.

Your message above is a reminder that I need to keep moving closer to Him and see the way He has for me. I so do not like change, so it's hard to grow up & move on most of the time. I'll keep walking in His footsteps.
Take care