Thriving in the Desert

sherjc.com_leaf_road_cirThis is the final post in a 3-part series. Read part 1: Alone in the Desert.

Like navigating the open terrain of a physical desert environment, it’s critical to recognize your desert and respond accordingly. As those familiar with the desert know, it can be a lonely place. You can easily buy one of the many lies of Satan that you are alone, no one understands you, and that God brought you here to die. But that’s not true. God is always with you and will never abandon you. He’s got an amazing, special plan for each of our lives, including our desert experience, and He’s gracious to give us everything we need to thrive. Continue reading

Survivors of the Desert

sherjc.com_desert_mountain_cirThis is part 2 of a 3-part series. Read part 1: Alone in the Desert.

So have you encountered your desert experience with God? Are you currently in the thick of it? Do you know someone else who seems to be going through the desert or has been through it?  Maybe because you’re new to faith or God just hasn’t brought it yet (and His timing is always spot on)?

It could take the form of…

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Psalm 146: He Is Our Hope

Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord, O my soul!
I will praise the Lord while I live;
I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.

Do not trust in princes,
in mortal man, in whom there is no salvation.
His spirit departs, he returns to the earth;
in that very day his thoughts perish.
How blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord his God
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