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How God Works Through Desert Experiences

Deserts teach us to live by God’s Word

And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.  (v 3)

Deserts teach us that God can provide for us in any circumstance.

Your clothing did not wear out on you, and your foot did not swell these forty years.  (v 4)

Deserts teach us to fear and obey God

Know then in your heart that, as a man disciplines his son, the LORD your God disciplines you.  So you shall keep the commandments of the LORD your God by walking in his ways and by fearing him.  (v 5-6)

When Moses, Israel, David, and Jesus were in the desert, God was preparing them for something greater.  If you’re in the desert right now, know that God is at work in your life.  Don’t despair.  Trust God.  He’s doing great things in you.