You may be experiencing a season of life that feels like the desert wilderness. Life has become so routine that it feels uninteresting and uninspiring. Sometimes you begin to question if God has forgotten you. Throughout the Bible, God uses the desert experience to shape people for God’s purposes.
—Missy Buchanan, From Dry Bones to Living Hope: Embracing God’s Faithfulness in Late Life (Upper Room Books, 2021)
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The desert and the parched land will be glad;
the wilderness will rejoice and blossom.
—Isaiah 35:1 (NIV)
Prayer for the Week
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Amen.*
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*Prayer attributed to Reinhold Niebuhr
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