There is a door in your wilderness, a door of HOPE. If you will erase the line of conditional obedience, you can walk through it. If you will take the limits off of God, He will take the limits off of you.
Right now, surrender it all to Him. If you are right now in a difficult situation that seems that there is no way out, say, “YES!” Release all your striving to Him, for restoration is on the way. Listen to what Hosea 6:1-3 says: “Come, and let us return unto the Lord: for He hath torn, and He will heal us; He hath smitten, and He will bind us up, after two days will He revive us: in the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD; His going forth is prepared as the morning; and He shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth”.
That applies to us! The wilderness can be a place of REFINING and DEFINING. It is the right of passage you must cross to have your identity securely anchored into who God says you are. The wilderness comes so that you can ultimately do what God said you could do.
John the Baptist is a good example. God took John from Jerusalem until the day of his public showing. In the wilderness John learned not to care if people liked him or his message. Some people might have said, “that poor dysfunctional kid: he was raised with a father: Poor thing.”
God, on the other hand, took what may have looked like a temporary evil and turned it into a very good and important CAUSE. When John was ready, God took him back to the city of his birth and into his destiny with an established identity. God puts you in the midst of the rough circumstances to bring out of something you didn’t know you had in you. That something is your IDENTITY.
Because He Is -I am