Note: Welcome to Sit & Listen Saturdays with Devotionals Daily. We hope you enjoy reading as well as listening to this devotion from Christine Caine, excerpted from her new book Unshakeable. Listen on the blog or on your Alexa device by prompting Alexa to “Ask Devotionals Daily to read today’s devotion.”
He brought His people out like a flock; He led them like sheep through the wilderness. — Psalm 78:52
When the children of Israel left Egypt, miracle after miracle happened in the desert. God parted the Red Sea — and they crossed on dry ground. Then God defeated the Egyptians as they drowned in the sea. Then God gave the Israelites food from the sky and water from a rock.
Over and over again, God miraculously delivered them.
But could they see it? Not exactly. They’d been delivered from physical slavery in Egypt, but when they looked toward the promised land, nothing but desolate wilderness stretched as far as they could see (Exodus 16).
The wilderness was a vast place of unknowns, yet it was also a land of great purpose. In the wilderness God gave His people opportunities to trust Him, to walk in faith, to remember His goodness, to develop thankful hearts, and to become people of worship. But they constantly stumbled and complained. They weren’t quick studies.
Let’s try to do better. If you are in a wilderness right now, look around you. Look for the ways He is providing for you in the desert. As you keep moving forward, trust God, walk in faith, remember His goodness, become more thankful, and develop a heart for worship. Trust Him that He is leading you through.
Lord, I choose to be thankful in this wilderness season. Thank You for all the ways You are providing for me.
Excerpted with permission from Unshakeable by Christine Caine, copyright Christine Caine.
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