“Who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do you good in the end” Deuteronomy 8:16, NKJV.
In biblical times, the wilderness was described as a barren and uninhabited place. It was actually a great place for shepherds to pasture their sheep. Most of all, the wilderness wasn’t suited for daily living, but only meant to be passed through.
If you feel like you’re in a moment of wilderness, there is a divine purpose for it, and you are passing through it. The Good Shepherd is pasturing you. Your wilderness appears to have nothing to offer on the outside, but God is doing a mighty work on the inside. There is a proving and humbling of the heart there. A dependency and trust established in God alone. A knowledge of Who God is not to someone else, but to you and that He will provide—for you. He is molding you and know that you are passing through it. In time you will see what God had to do in you, before you could walk in His destiny for your life.
You will not die in your wilderness, but live. You serve a good God, and it may feel tough, but you will make it through it to your promised land.
Prayer: Father, I praise You. Thank You that I’m not staying here, but I’m passing through this. I will trust You! I will yet praise You. In this wilderness experience, mold me. Shape me into the man You have called me to be. I’m not going back. Prove me and let Your will be done in me. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Study: Exodus 14:11-12, Psalm 23, Jeremiah 29:11, Matthew 4:1