It felt like we had been driving for hours and yet the scenery had not changed.
Reference: v.20 She will never be inhabited
or lived in through all generations;
there no nomads will pitch their tents,
there no shepherds will rest their flocks. (TNIV Bible)
Explore: I haven’t spent a great deal of time in a desert, but I have vivid recollections of driving through one once.
We only drove through a small section of a desert, but the constant rolling sand dunes and the repetitive landscape was quite depressing. It felt like we had been driving for hours and yet the scenery had not changed.
And this was all from the inside of a comfortable car with the air conditioning on! I couldn’t imagine what it would be like to be walking through such a place, especially if you didn’t know when it was going to end.
Application: There are people who feel that their life is like walking through a desert. It’s dry and repetitive and they are not sure when there will ever be a reprieve.
This is what life can be like when we’re far away from God too. He is the true oasis in our world. Without Him our lives lack meaning and purpose.
Prayer: Lord God, you bring refreshment and substance into our lives. May we always draw close to You for fulfillment. Amen.
Where do you go to find refreshment for your soul?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.