For a while now, Chele and I have been in somewhat of a wilderness experience. We know the promises God has given us, but we are in a period of waiting… and waiting… and some more waiting. During this time, God has given us (what I believe is) our manna.
In this wilderness, I would be lying if I said it has been easy for us. It has not; things have been tight and, at times, incredibly uncomfortable. The beauty of it all, though, is the fact that God has provided for us at every moment. Everything we have needed and owed has been covered. In addition to that, I feel like all along this part of Michele’s and my faith walk, God has given us small gifts to savor and help build up our faith.
I came across this verse a few days ago when reading a little bit of Hosea. It reminds me of our current journey in the wilderness and,
despite that (possibly) because of that, still feeling like we are cared for.
But then I will win her back once again. I will lead her into the desert and speak tenderly to her there,” Hosea 2:14 (emphasis mine).