In The Back of the Desert
A Season of Life When God Seems Far Away
Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back of the desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God (Exodus 3:1).
What life meanings can one take away from this Old Testament Bible passage?
If it’s possible that you could find yourself in the back of the desert (and it is possible), then how do you prepare for that season in life?
Let’s look at three ways to prepare for a time in the back of the desert: prayer, perseverance and patience.
The Bible exhorts us to “pray without ceasing” (I Thessalonians 5:17), and if you find yourself in the back of the desert, it’s most definitely a time to pray and to do so without ceasing.
Sarah Young writes in Jesus Today:
I [Jesus] am calling on you to live in joyful dependence on Me…. Praying continually is a way of demonstrating your deliberate dependence on ME – the One to whom you pray.
Certainly, we are no less dependent on God wherever we are – in or not in the back of the desert – but, being in the back of the desert can sharpen an awareness of that dependence, of our desire and need to hear from Him.
Prepare yourself with a habit of continual prayer.