“And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season. And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee …” (Luke 4:13,14)
In the wilderness, God proves us and we prove Him. It is where He can determine our faithfulness and we can discover His faithfulness.
When we enter a wilderness there are questions: Can we endure days of harsh deprivation? Will the tempter move in for the kill? Will we make it through? When we come out on the other side, having lived by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God, we have our answers – Yes! We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us! We can stand by His grace and help. He can keep us from falling.
How wonderful to be in that place where we learn by experience that God can indeed preserve us. Oh to taste and see that the Lord is good! To experience the blessedness of trusting in Him! To discover that greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world!
Never fear any wilderness of want when God goes with you into it. He has provisions for you. He has angels to minister to you. He has words to keep you alive. He is your faithful God. Let Him prove Himself!