My name is Lydia Thomas.
I love Jesus more than anyone or anything else in this world.
I am on a wilderness journey, and wilderness seasons are all about experiencing God’s presence. The dry seasons, the lonely seasons, the unsure seasons, are all about leaning into Him and finding Him there.
“Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a spring; the rain also covers it with pools. They go from strength to strength; each one appears before God in Zion” (Psalm 84:5-7).
“They wandered in the wilderness in a desolate way; they found no city to dwell in. Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and He delivered them out of their distresses. And He led them forth by the right way, that they may go to a city for a dwelling place. Oh that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness and for His wonderful works to the children of men! For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness … He turns the wilderness into pools of water, and dry land into water springs, there He makes the hungry dwell, that they may establish a city for a dwelling place” (Psalm 107:4-9, 35-36).
“The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them, and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as a rose; it shall blossom abundantly and rejoice … For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert. The parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water” (Isaiah 35:1-2a, 6b-7a).
“Therefore, behold I will allure her, will bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfort to her. I will give her vineyards from there, and the valley of Achor [Trouble] as a door of hope; she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, as in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt” (Hosea 2:14-15).