by Mellissa Thomas
“History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed.” –B.C. Forbes
We hear all the time that life is a series of seasons, right? But let’s be honest—it’s not always what we want to hear, because buried within that statement is an eerie warning: with each exuberant, fruitful season comes an inevitable wilderness journey.
You know the kind. Perhaps it’s a relational dry spell in which a friendship, family connection(s), or a romantic relationship decays. Maybe it’s a financial drought in which every bill payment becomes an opportunity for God to perform a miracle.
Or how about a spiritual famine—the dryness of feeling distant from God and not seeing His power and victory in your life? That feeling of incompleteness, of imbalance? The kind in which you fall back into living by your feelings instead of walking in the confidence of who you are in Christ?
Well, there’s a bright side to all of this.