We may not even know why the desert is there in our lives, but the series of set-backs begin to create a domino syndrome as problem after problem tumbles through your life. We may find ourselves blaming everyone and everything, even God. However, desert pilgrimages may be permitted by God as a means to deepen our spiritual lives, not punish us for past sins.
David experienced seasons of wandering out in a desert wilderness with nothing going right, and no end in sight. On one occasion he was being pursued by his son Absalom.While on his way back to Jerusalem, he had to pass through the dry, desolate Valley of Baca. A bitter cruel land with little resources to sustain him, and with his strength ever weakening. It was here that he wrote Psalm 84. It was written to be played on the Lyre as a song of worship in this Quiet Place.
When you find yourself in the Desert
Acknowledge your need to have God identify any areas that may be minimizing your thirst for spiritual renewal, and personal spiritual revival.
"For My people have committed two evils: they have forsaken Me, the Fountain of living waters, and they have hewn for themselves cisterns, broken cisterns which cannot hold water." Jeremiah 2:13 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Only Jesus Christ can fill the spirit of a person who believes in Him, and opens their life to His Lordship.
"Now on the final and most important day of the Feast, Jesus stood, and He cried in a loud voice, If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink! He who believes in Me [who cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me] as the Scripture has said, From his innermost being shall flow [continuously] springs and rivers of living water." John 7:37-38
Begin praising God for your desert and begin to rediscover a renewed dependency upon Him.
"In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. "1 Thessalonians 5:18
Recognize that depending upon God for all things brings glory to Him, and deepens your faith.
"But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19
Your desert pilgrimage just may be the best thing that ever happened to you.