Beyond the Weekend

April 6 | Trust in the Desert

April 6, 2020


We remember the fish we ate in Egypt at no cost—also the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic.” Numbers 11:5

Read: Numbers 11:4-17

Listen: Numbers 11


It couldn’t be any more different than what they are used to. They came from the lush Nile delta, and now they are in an arid desert. They’ve heard rumors that where they are heading is better, but they aren’t there yet. The Israelites find themselves in an utterly undesired space. They don’t want to be there personally, and they don’t want to be there as a nation either.

Though our geography and circumstances are different, we are likely in an emotionally similar place. It isn’t what we are used to. We’ve heard rumors that the future will be better, but we aren’t there yet. We don’t want to be where we are now personally and nationally. We’re in the desert. But the interesting thing about the desert is that it is actually fertile ground for a lot of things. It is fertile ground for complaint and meltdown. Yet, it is also fertile ground for provision and growth. If we let him, God will use this space to teach us who he is and how he works.


Open your hands to God and tell him you are ready to receive whatever good gift he has for you in this desert. God desires for this space to be where we see his provision and experience growth. Tell him you trust him.

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