Desolate, stark, bleak, bare, dismal, empty. These words describe a land without water. Wildlife cannot exist, and plant life cannot survive. It’s lifeless and uninhabitable.
But take a desert and run a river through it, and life springs up. Trees and grasses flourish. Colorful wildflowers explode. Life comes to an otherwise barren land, like it has here in Wind River Canyon in Wyoming.
“He turns a desert into pools of water, a parched land into springs of water.” Psalm 107:35.
I’ve journeyed through some desolate seasons in my life, and maybe you have too. Times when we feel dry and parched, where life seems to have lost its meaning and purpose. But in these times, God has never failed to meet me there and bring me the refreshment of His presence, and no matter how dry I feel, that is when my life returns.