Times when you question your faith.
Times when you doubt.
Times filled with hurt.
Times when you wander.
Times when you’re tempted.
Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. Matthew 4:1
- A Guide– God’s Holy Word to guide and direct you in your times of fear, doubt, hurting, temptation, and despair. Read His word. Grab hold of it. Hide it in your heart. Breathe it in, make it your life and let it define who you are!
The LORD will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. Isaiah 58:11
- Shelter– God’s love and protection to strengthen you from the harsh elements and ravenous attacks.
I will abide in Your tabernacle forever; I will trust in the shelter of Your wings. Selah Psalm 61:4
And there will be a tabernacle for shade in the daytime from the heat, for a place of refuge, and for a shelter from storm and rain. Isaiah 4:6
- Water– Living water that is. It is vital for you to cling to Jesus Christ during times of great weakness.
“But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” John 4:14
- An Eternal Perspective– You will feel defeated and possibly lose your way if you’re constantly looking at your temporal circumstances. This time here on earth is not forever.
If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:1-3
When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him. Matthew 4:11
Make sure you hold tight to the 4 Essentials when the Spirit leads you into the wilderness and don’t forget that in God’s timing, angels will be sent to minister to you as well!
Live a poured out life for the Master,
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