God’s refreshing rain of grace falls on the wilderness of our lives.
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At times we feel like we’re living in a desert.
Events occur that suck the life out of us: a child gets tangled up in drugs, a spouse says they no longer love us, a car accident kills a friend. None of us are immune to the tragedies of life that have the power to drain us of vitality.
God’s presence is like rain in the desert.
“O God, when you led your people out from Egypt,
when you marched through the dry wasteland, the earth trembled,
and the heavens poured down rain before you,
the God of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel.
You sent abundant rain, O God, to refresh the weary land.
There your people finally settled, and with a bountiful harvest,
O God, you provided for your needy people.”
Psalm 68:7-10 New Living Translation
God was faithful to his covenant people. He delivered them from slavery, led them through the wilderness and brought them safely to the land flowing with milk and honey. On their journey, the desert stood between slavery and freedom for the Israelites.
Jesus experienced the desert of your sin on his cross and because of his desert, he promises to walk with you through your wilderness, having freed you from slavery to sin and leading you to the promised land of heaven. In the desert he causes his rain of grace to fall on you.
God refreshes you with his rain in the wilderness of your earthly journey.
Copyright Douglas P Brauner