To enter the wilderness to prepare for growth...

What does it mean to enter the wilderness? It is very easy to be uncomfortable with the word ‘wilderness’ and its implications. If we are honest we like (and possibly expect) God to work in a fashion that allows us to live pain free and trouble free lives. We don’t like discipline, we avoid hardship if we can, and discomfort is surely downright wrong!? When we enter a difficult phase of life we can very quickly question God. Where is He? What is He doing? Why won’t these troubles end? Perhaps like me, you have found yourself shouting at the goodness of God on occasion. In wilderness circumstances it can feel as if God is not really with us. For all kinds of reasons the sense of God’s closene

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