5 Responses to Devotion: Allow God To Lead You Out of the Desert When Illness Makes You Want to Give Up

  1. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
    Your devotions speak so deeply to me in my journey. Love your images & ability to explain in a way that makes sense to me. Lotsoluv Kerryn

  2. Lisa, I’ve had the thought of quitting many times lately. But, instead of doing that I’m asking the Lord for ways to travel more lightly, choose to let some things go and focus on specific God-given priorities. My problem is that I have too many things I want to do or feel responsible to do. But if God doesn’t provide the strength, time, etc. for all these things, I must be choosing some of these things by myself and not according to His will.

    It is a struggle, but I.m still hoping and trusting that these things will be resolved and I’ll be doing what He wants to do through me. And right now, I’m convinced I must go to bed.

    Thanks hon.

  3. thank you Lisa! I’m looking forward to a desert rest coming up soon – whilst looking towards the unknown coast with excited anticipation. Sometimes we need a desert oasis retreat to refresh ourselves – but fight the temptation to make a permanent stop!
    Two years ago it was tempting to give up but I reluctantly returned to my work here in Ethiopia. I’m so glad I persevered in that journey. With God’s help I’ve made some impacts I would never have otherwise made.

  4. Lisa, I love what you said about not giving up, but to “give in.” Thank you…that was so needed. So thankful for this place where we are made aware daily that we are not alone on this journey.

    Gentle hugs,


  5. What a wonderfully written peace Lisa! I am feeling like that today. I haven’t been sleeping well which has hot me in a flare. There are so many things I want to do. I shed up asking myself what CAN I do today? I can get in bed with my toy poodle by my side. I can pray for people, I can listen to uplifting music, and I can dream of a better day.

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