My natural inclination is to turn my back on the wilderness. I’d rather have a thriving and growing and successful ministry, children who behave well in public, a model marriage, a body free from illness, a world immune from death. And, to be sure, God is making all things new. But for now, we live in the space between what is and what will be.
When your child chooses the rocky path, your business folds, your marriage deteriorates, your loved one leaves this earth too soon and too tragically, your month lasts longer than your money, your prognosis is bleak, your church splits, your faith crumbles, and your heart grows faint within you, it’s so easy to wish for something other than the wilderness that seems to stretch out for endless miles before you.
But, darn it, the wilderness shapes us.
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