Life doesn’t always go as planned. Most of the time we can adjust and simply “roll with the punches.” But how do we cope when our deepest dreams and most cherished hopes are crushed? Sometimes God says no and we don’t understand the answer or get an explanation. Sheridan Voysey and his wife, Merryn, experienced the wilderness of broken dreams. In their journey they learned about themselves and about God. And that no isn’t necessarily the last word.

In this article, Sheridan Voysey makes a comparison of the Jews’ biblical wilderness journey to the wilderness we find ourselves in when we are empty and desperately asking God, “Why?” God uses these times to teach us about ourselves and reveal Himself to us. So even when God says “no,” you can trust that He will walk with you during your darkest moments and offer His hope for your future.

The wilderness can be a pretty difficult place to live, but the good news is that it’s not just a place of disappointment and broken dreams. We pray that as you read through this article, you will see that the wilderness can also be a place of new beginnings.

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