“Many men and women owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.”

(C.H. Spurgeon)

Light after darkness, gain after loss;
Strength after weakness, crown after cross;
Sweet after bitter, hope after fears;
Home after wandering, praise after tears;

Sheaves after sowing, sun after rain;
Sight after mystery, peace after pain;
Joy after sorrow, calm after blast;
Rest after weariness, sweet rest at last;

Near after distant, gleam after gloom;
Love after loneliness, life after tomb;
After long agony, rapture of bliss;
Right was the pathway, leading to this.
— Francis Havergal

God uses the dry and desperate times in the desert to effect a spiritual maturity in our lives. But as for you, ye thought evil against me (Joseph); but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. Genesis 50:20

And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth. And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father’s sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock: And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him. Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God. David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee. 1Samuel 17:33-37

“So the child (John the Baptist) grew and became strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his manifestation to Israel.” Luke 1:80.

Neither went I(Paul) up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus. Galatians 1:17

Trust God for your day, ….Today

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