With God In The Desert

Do you ever feel as though life is like a desert?

You are parched with thirst and long for revival and refreshment.

Perhaps you are plagued with worry or consumed with anxiety and fear.

You can know that you are never alone even in the desert place. The Lord is with you. He promises, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5). The Lord is familiar with the desert. In fact, we have the great promise that He sympathizes with our weaknesses and has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin (Hebrews 4:15).

The desert place carries a certain beauty because the Lord is present there. And where the Lord is, there is always hope, joy, compassion, mercy, and grace. Listen to these powerful words from Psalm 68:4 —

Sing to God, sing praises to His name, cast up a highway for Him Who rides through the deserts—His name is the Lord—be in high spirits and glory before Him!
Psalm 68:4 AMP

I was out with the Lord in the desert to talk with Him and meditate on His Word. I had my Bible, some devotional books, The Quiet Time Journal, and both my Nikon D800E full-frame camera and my Nikon D7000 camera. After I read God’s Word and wrote some thoughts in my Journal, I set up my cameras to shoot some photography of the mountains at sunrise. It was especially beautiful because the clouds and rain were moving into the desert that morning. Everything was just so still and beautiful.

Stillness and solitude washed over me. My heart was moved to prayer. I talked out loud with my Lord as I captured images of the beauty of the early morning with my camera. I told Him of my own worries, concerns, and fears. Somehow in the pouring out of my soul, the responsibilities seemed to roll onto Him. I sensed He had a plan and was fully able to accomplish all that concerns me.

In prayer, God’s promises come to life and give us hope and purpose. With God in the desert, we can finally sing to the Lord with a heart full of joy.

Do you see today that God is with you even in the desert? When you realize He is there, then you can sing praises to His name. He is with you always. And He is all-sufficient — enough for everything in life.

God bless you dear friend, as you continue on in the great adventure of knowing Him.

♥ Blessings and Grace to You!

Catherine

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  • Title: With God In The Desert
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  • Description: On a myPhotoWalk quiet time with the Lord in Palm Desert, California, USA, I reflected on the presence of the Lord even in the deserts of life.
  • Creator: Catherine Martin
  • Date Created: 08/2/14
  • Camera: Nikon D7000, 80.0-400.0 mm, Focal Length 80.0 mm, f/8.0, Exposure 1/100 sec, ISO 800.
  • Photoshoot: PhotoShoot in Palm Desert, California, USA.
  • Post-Processing: Adobe Photoshop, Macphun Software, Nik Software.
  • Copyright ©2017 Catherine Martin — myPhotoWalk™ — Quiet Time Ministries. All Rights Reserved.
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