Mark 1:12-13 – English Standard Version (ESV) – “The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. And he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him.”

The picture above was actually a screenshot from a video I made – on my way back from my walk.

It reminded me of many experiences in the wilderness. Sometimes, I am edgy 😨 walking through this part of town alone. I often run past this place or I walk very fast – cause I am thinking something would jump out of the bush and startle me! –  LOL!

Weeelll… on this day, I overcame that fear! I actually decided to spend some time by pulling out my phone and doing a video – and then I walked really fast after that!😂

Now I am writing about it!…

Even from this little experience, I again learnt how sometimes fear can keep us from getting to where God wants us to be. If I had let my “fear of the wilderness” get to me, I would not have gotten to where I am now writing about it!

The scripture above tells us how Christ was in the wilderness with “the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to Him.”  This is encouraging, to know that even the son of God was at a time in the wilderness – and guess what, God was with Him all through….

Now if Christ came out of the wilderness even stronger! And then went ahead to fulfill his mission; you can trust that your Heavenly Father can do the same for you!

If you are reading this, then know that you have definitely defeated the enemy. You may say – “but I am still in the wilderness, and I don’t know how to get out of this!” I want to encourage you today to hold on! Do not dwell on your circumstances or your failures.  Know that He is patiently waiting for you.  Go to the One who gave you life and talk to Him about all your fears and worries…

Know that even with your current situation, or with whatever challenges you may encounter in the future; that the Creator is there with you – AND YES! even in the wilderness…

Talk to the One who loves you unconditionally – your Creator, your Heavenly Father, your Redeemer, your Comforter, the Almighty, the Great I am!…

Happy Sunday!

Be well…

The best is yet to come…