Apostle Grace Lubega
Isaiah 43:19 (KJV); Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
Every wilderness experience is supposed to build and teach you, fortify your spirit and strengthen you in the Lord.
When a man gets out of the wilderness, it should be with power and a great testimony. When describing Jesus’ post-wilderness experience, the Bible says, “And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee” (Luke 4:14).
Sadly, there are those who faint and in some cases even perish in the wilderness.
This was the story of the children of Israel. In Hebrews 3:17, the Bible says that their carcasses fell in the wilderness. The entire generation of the children of Israel who came out of Egypt died in the wilderness except Joshua and Caleb (Numbers 14:30).
But that was not God’s plan. The wilderness was not meant to kill you; that is why God has made provision for rivers in your wilderness experience and a way in the wilderness.
The purpose of this way is to point you to the promised land so that you do not spend thirty eight years rotating around Mount Seir (Deuteronomy 1:6).
This is the comfort that I bring you this day: the wilderness should not close you in, your post wilderness experience must leave you with greater power, glory and wisdom!
FURTHER STUDY: Luke 4:14, Hebrews 3:17
GOLDEN NUGGET: The wilderness was not meant to kill you; that is why God has made provision for rivers in your wilderness experience and a way in the wilderness.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this knowledge. I know that You are a God who does not waste any experiences. I have chosen to learn through my wilderness moment, knowing very well that You are preparing me for greater things. In the wilderness I walk in deeper revelation because you have said that you make rivers in the desert, in Jesus’ name, Amen.