“Day Nine: Coming Alive in Confidence” is my favorite. I keep going back to it, rereading, and highlighting more…and yesterday, I had another “aha” moment.
The times you feel you are in the desert, God will provide for you, protect you, and position you towards the Promised Land. – Jennifer Hand, 31 Days to Coming Alive
I read that and thought, “Yes, that’s how I feel, like I’m in walking in the desert, with a sandstorm blowing and threatening to knock me over.”
I reread Jenn’s sentence again and thought about manna floating down from the sky for the Israelites when they were in the desert. God provided, and the Israelites knew that, but after time, they got tired of manna. They focused on their frustration and complained about the way God was providing.
How often do I miss God’s provision and protection because I’m too focused on my own frustration and the situation I am in?
Or the times I miss seeing God in the small things because the big answer I have in mind is the only solution I can see?
Probably all too often.
When is the last time you saw God clear the way for small steps in the desert, even while the sand continued to swirl?
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