What’s the Desert For?

The desert…not the place most people want to go for a vacation to get re-energized.  So why did God give us the deserts?  How can the desert times in our lives be beneficial for us? There are many situations in which the Lord used a desert place to accomplish His will in a way that only He could. One such time is found in Mark 6:31-45. The Lord invites his disciples to go out to the desert place for rest.  The people follow Him, and He shows His disciples one of the greatest miracles of His earthly ministry – the feeding of the five thousand.  He used a desert place in the disciples’ lives to show His power.  No doubt they were tired and had an enormous problem, but God showed His power in the desert.  Let the Lord use your desert to do miraculous things in your life!