But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. – 2 Corinthians 3:16

In the Old Testament, so many of the people who were brought out of slavery and were wandering through the desert towards the Promised Land, for years and years and years, moaned and complained to Moses bring them back to Egypt. We want to go back to slavery. That is the temptation of living in the in-between. Maybe you’re there today. Maybe you’re in that wilderness and you’re waiting to get to your Promised Land, and sometimes you think I’m just going back slavery. I’m just going to go back. I just want to go back. And God is saying no. Not only are you not going back, you don’t have a choice. I’m not letting you go back to slavery. I am going to carry you kicking and screaming to the Promised Land. And that’s very good news, isn’t it? I believe that with all my heart. Because in spite of all my flaws and all of my sin, God has blessed us and carried through every storm, and he will carry you, too. God is on your side. Turn towards Him.

PRAYER: Dear Lord, thank you for never giving up on me. Thank you for carrying me towards the Promised Land. Please help me to continue to look to you as I wander through the desert of life. Amen.

REFLECTION: How has God carried me through the storms of life in the past? Where is he at work in my storms today?

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