Leader: Are you Weary in the Wilderness?

Desert and Camels

God uses the hard realities of life to expose our deepest fears and internal struggles. These experiences make us more self-aware so we can cultivate the spiritual disciplines necessary to lead ourselves and others well. Consider what happened to Moses, the humblest person on earth (Num. 12:3). After the people complained about their misfortunes yet again in the wilderness, Moses was miserable. He cried out to the Lord: “What have I done to displease you that you put the burden of all these people on me? Did I conceive all these people? Did I give them birth? Why do you tell me to carry them in my arms, as a nurse carries an infant, to the land you promised? … If this is how you are going to treat me, please go ahead and kill me” (Num. 11:11–12, 15).

Who would have thought that the humblest man in the world could fall so deep into despair? Have you ever found yourself in such a state of weariness? There are many days in my life when I find myself praying: “God, please don’t let me become weary in doing good, for I know that at the proper time I will reap a harvest if I don’t give up. Help me to press on and do good to all people, especially to those who belong to your family” (see Gal. 6:9–10). This prayer is particularly helpful when I’m going through a wilderness experience or dealing with difficult people. Prayer disciplines us to humble ourselves before God, and it also provides revelation for how to move forward.
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Natasha’s Study: The Broken Way

Natasha’s Study: The Broken Way

Today for “Natasha’s Study” I am reviewing the book, The Broken Way: A Daring Path into the Abundant Life by Ann Voskamp.

The Broken Way

Why I picked up this book:

2016 was a pretty traumatizing year for many people of color in America, and at the time of this book’s release, I thought it would be exactly what I needed to nurse myself back to a place of healing.

 

Who Should Read The Broken Way:

Readers who enjoyed “One Thousand Gifts,” will also appreciate this contribution from Ann. While reading, I was reminded over and over again that we are all broken. We are just broken in different ways. If it is your desire to journey through your brokenness, then this would be a good resource for you.

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