Nov 24, 2021 | Podcast, The Living Room

073: Finding God In the Wilderness with Lauren Chandler

“God never forsakes His people in the wilderness!”

In this episode, Lauren Chandler shares powerful truths from her newest Bible Study, With Us in the Wilderness: a Study of the Book of Numbers. We are all prone to walk through wilderness seasons when life is difficult and God feels distant. Lauren reminds us that even when God feels far away, His presence is always near.

In love, God allows wilderness seasons to draw us nearer to Him, but the wilderness will not last forever. While the Israelites wandered in the wilderness and struggled to trust God before experiencing the fulfillment of His promise, we can learn to follow His leading and experience His presence every step of the journey.

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Important Takeaways from Show

  • Numbers in the Hebrew Scripture is called “In the Wilderness” 
  • Being in a wilderness season does not necessarily mean we are doing something wrong
  • God’s love followed Adam and Eve out of the garden; His presence is always with us in the wilderness
  • Your faith can be strengthened and deepened through the wilderness
  • In Numbers, the tabernacle of God’s presence was in the center of the camp
  • Our lives should be centered and grounded in God as well
  • God doesn’t ask us to come to Him already put together
  • Go to God undone and allow Him to put you back together
  • Find a way to connect with God every morning and stay connected to Him throughout the day
  • The Lord was leading the Israelites through the wilderness, they just had to keep their eyes on the pillar of fire and pillar of cloud
  • Choose to live from the shadow of God’s presence rather than the shadow of your fears
  • He is the God of the wilderness just as much as He is the God of the promise
  • Like Moses, we can take our complaints straight to the Lord
  • Be faithful with your gifts and opportunities but continue to find your identity in being a child of God
  • We are defined by God and His love for us, not by what we can do for Him
  • Don’t ever believe you outgrow the gospel, we need it every minute of every day

"He is the God of the Promise and the God of the Wilderness" - Lauren Chandler - TLR 073

The Lord bless you
    and keep you;
 the Lord make his face shine on you
    and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
    and give you peace.

~Numbers 6:24-26

Links from Show

Bible Study Book: With Us in the Wilderness: a Study of the Book of Numbers

Teen Girls’ Bible Study: With Us in the Wilderness: a Study of the Book of Numbers

Leader Kit: With Us in the Wilderness: a Study of the Book of Numbers

Steadfast Love – Bible Study Book: A Study of Psalm 107

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