When we go out into the wilderness, we find something I’m convinced we can’t conjure up on our own, nor can we get it from doing – it comes only from receiving.
We find Joy.
We might call it ‘peace’, ‘wholeness’, ‘oneness with nature’, or any number of things. But what we’re describing is that we’ve received Joy from spending time in God’s creation.
It’s why we go out; it’s what we seek in the wilderness that we don’t find many other places: Joy.
Joy is the essence of God’s heart. He told us that His kingdom is “…righteousness, peace, and joy…” (Romans 14:17). When we receive Joy in the wilderness, it brings us closer to the heart of God – to the dreams He’s planned for us.
No wonder we find it easier to connect with God in the wilderness!