And the child grew and became strong in spirit; and he lived in the wilderness until he appeared publicly to Israel.
The child spoken of in the above verse is John the Baptist. John, the one called to prepare the way for the messiah, lived in the wilderness until he was 30 years of age. And then he took his part in public to proclaim the coming of the Messiah…to prepare people’s hearts for Christ’s coming into their lives.
Growing in Christ means a willingness to be who He created you to be and often times what the Lord has planned for us takes a season of preparation and that preparation can, and often times is, a wilderness experience.
So friend, if you have been in a place for far too long that seems barren and dry, keep living, keep breathing. This time will yield a bounty of fruit if you trust God in your wilderness. And know that you are not alone, many of us are walking a wilderness journey not knowing where the road will lead or end. Being a Christian is not for the faint of heart. BUT our God is MIGHTY TO SAVE and worth the wilderness.
Sorry if this seems like a downer today, but the Lord put this on my heart very strongly…..someone out there needs to read this. Know that I am praying with you.