PITCH A TENT, NOT A FIT
Sadly, many Christians die in the Wilderness and never learn a thing. They are so angry at God because they’re in the Wilderness, they never learn the value of His presence and provision. Is that you?
The immature part of you throws a wall-eyed fit every time you get into a place that’s uncomfortable, so you rage against God. We forget God can be with us in painful places, so we decide He can’t be with us at all. Turning away from His presence kills your testimony, your faith and eventually, your relationship.
It doesn’t have to be that way! You don’t have to bail. If you’ve never let Him be your provider, stop that tantrum and let Him meet your needs. Need a comforter because you’re run everyone else off? His Word says He’s really good at that.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
The day is coming when you will stand before God. You will never suffer, experience pain, or spend all night rocking back and forth in desperation again. Trouble is, you’ll never, ever, have the opportunity to serve God in your Wilderness again.
On that day, you will say, “I wish I could be in something terrible again so I could stick with God one more time. I bailed the last time and I regret that.” Know this: that doesn’t have to be you.
You are an overcomer. You are faithful and true. You do not bail on Jesus because He didn’t bail on you – and He could have! You will stick out your Wilderness experience, whatever that entails, and learn to depend on God for your needs. Don’t pitch a fit. Pitch your tent in His presence and be comforted.
FROM MY SERMON SERIES MILK AND HONEY
TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
My plans are for your good and not to harm you. I am not a tyrant. While I teach you to trust me in your Wilderness, yield to My ways. Be comforted and grow strong. Your upgrade is My expected end.