In the desert place we are at our most vulnerable, we feel desolate and alone, in turmoil as to why the Lord doesn't seem to be doing anything. There is only one place of help: the shadow of His agony. In that place you come to know that your God is Your God still. Adversity never means abandonment. Jesus knew all about the desert experience and perhaps thinking of His own he said we would have trial and tribulations but He knew he would carry us through.
Sermon by Carol Ravenscroft