Knowing how to survive in the wilderness is vital, but as the Israelites demonstrated, it is equally important to know how to come out of the wilderness.
When the time is right, according to God's plan, we must leave behind our kinship with lack and struggle in order to walk into a place of vision and provision. Survival skills that may have served us well when battling the desperate conditions of the desert will hinder our entering the place of promise to which God is leading us.
READ: Is. 30:18-26; Is. 37:30-32; Is. 40:1-5; Jer. 15:15-21; Zeph. 2:6-11; Zeph. 3:8-20.
HEART ISSUE: Fearing the future is unhealthy and unproductive. We must ask God for faith that will believe Him for restoration--for the return of what we've lost as well as provision for the future.
PRAYER FOCUS: Father, allow us to enter into what You are doing without fear of what may happen in the future. Show us how to receive Your blessings, and cause the memories of the past not to haunt us but to give us cause to rejoice in Your provision. Amen.
Are you willing to let God use you despite your tainted past or major struggles? Pat Schatzline shows you how God uses the unqualified to do the qualified work for his kingdom. Let go of excuses, confront your past and rise up now.
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