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Beauty in the Desert/Wilderness

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I believe anyone who travels the "spiritual path" (being conformed to the image of Christ) will ultimately discover something known as the "wilderness experience." No believer can fully avoid the wilderness experience, it is a path we must travel. It can take the form of depression... A crisis of faith... or one or more dramatic life events, of which the list is endless. It is not a joyful time. It is a time when we feel alone, deserted, and dying of spiritual thirst in the midst of a debilitating spiritual drought. It is comforting to know that all true saints go through the wilderness experience in their life; some more than others. Why, we ask? Our first thought usually is that it is caused by some sin... but sin is not the reason God sends us into the wilderness. King David was no stranger to the wilderness experience (Ps 28:1-2; Ps 38:9-10) and though he sinned like you and me, yet he was "a man after Gods own heart" (1Sam 13:13-14; 16:7,13; Ps 51:10…