Trials

Streams in the Desert

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Hello everyone! I haven’t blogged for a few weeks and wanted you to know that I’m still here, just been busy. We went to Arizona for a week to visit my sweet in-laws. The pictures are from our trip. We went through Sabino Canyon for the first time and it was incredible. There are numerous hiking trails, waterfalls, all kinds of trees, and of course, cactus.

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I loved seeing the contrast of the vibrant yellow cottonwood trees against the brown desert terrain. It was stunning and so peaceful. This spectacular canyon is an oasis in the desert. Since I love my metaphors, this canyon spoke right to my soul.

I’ve experienced a few deserts in my life. Everything is brown and all hope seems gone. There’s no way to parch your thirst. You cry out to God for help, for some sort of respite in such harsh conditions. You wonder if He sees you and your suffering as you wait for an answer.

Then something incredible happens right in the middle of your desert, a stream appears seemingly out of nowhere. God provides water for your thirsty soul, and gives you rest for your weariness. He gives you the strength to keep going, and the courage to press on in the wilderness.

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God has been faithful to me in every one of my desert experiences. If you are in the desert right now He is with you. He’s not going to leave you there. Keep following Jesus and He will get you where you need to go. And along the way He will provide streams for you right smack dab in the middle of the desert.

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:19, NIV

Stay encouraged. Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus. You are going to make it.

I love you and I’m praying for you.

A little side note. I got a super fun case of food poisoning right after we got back home from our trip. I don’t recommend it, but I survived by the grace of God.

If you need prayer just leave your request in the comments, or drop me an email. meghanewhiteauthor@gmail.com

Love you all,

Meghan

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32 thoughts on “Streams in the Desert”

  1. Glad you are feeling better, Megan! I’ve thought of that verse lately as we prepare to move from the literal wilderness to a place with literal rivers. He truly does see us and sustain us, and I’m so, so grateful that He does. Beautiful post and pictures, Megan! I’m glad you got the chance to visit family in AZ.

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    1. You are facing big changes and probably many unknowns as you prepare to move. The good thing is none of it is unknown to God. He’s got your family in His mighty hands. Thanks Colleen, and God bless you my friend!

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  2. The Lord does sustain us even when we might not necessarily see how and when, he is faithful and always with us.
    Lovely pics and sounds like a good trip except for the bout of food poisoning as soon as you returned. Glad you are better. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  3. I was wondering where you were and how you and Tom where doing. It’s funny, but I planned to contact you today to find out. So glad you had a wonderful trip. The pictures are absolutely beautiful. And I’m very glad you are past the food poisoning. How horrible.

    Stay safe and healthy. God bless you, Meghan.

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  4. I lived in Phoenix, and really loved it. I have relatives living in Tucson, and I’ve enjoyed my visits to them. I lived in Las Vegas, and loved living there, too. There is a magazine that shows the beautiful spots in Arizona, of which I have two anniversary leather bound editions. Pics and in color and some are in black and white. World famous photographers contribute pics to the mazaine. You pictures ares so good that you should be contributor, too. You post is great; please keep up your good work.

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    1. I bet the pics in those magazines are incredible. Arizona has so much beauty and the best sunsets. I really enjoy going there. Thanks for such a generous complement. I love being in nature. I see God everywhere and can help but be inspired.

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      1. I used to look for a coming sunset that would be good for an afternoon picture. Then, I would load my camera equipment, and then, nead off into the desert, and just wait for the right moment. One time, just north of Las Vegas, I saw road runner, and a trailing coyote, LOL. really

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