Walking through a desert season will often leave you feeling lost and alone. Even though you want to believe that His Presence goes with You, I think the desert is purposely made to make one feel helpless and dependent. It forces us to reach forward into the great unknown, seeking the One we love with every ounce of strength we have left.
After wandering in the desert and accepting her circumstances with a heart of joy, Much-Afraid now finds herself standing on the shorts of loneliness. I believe the two work simultaneously together — the dry and thirsty land and the vast sea which separates us from the other side. These two work together to make us dependent on the One who has gone before us and continues to prepare the way.read more