Hope in the desert wilderness.
Had God brought them out of slavery only to abandon them in the desert? (Bronwyn Short)
God wasn’t some sick God who saved the Israelites from Pharaoh and Egyptian slavery just to abandon them to hunger, thirst, and the elements in the desert wilderness.
And He isn’t some sick God who saves us from the power and penalty of sin just to abandon us in the wilderness between grace and glory. He doesn’t abandon us to the periods of overwhelming temptation, drought, and despair between justification and glorification. He is present and mighty in our sanctification, too.
The wilderness is nothing compared to — and I mean this with all reverence — our wild God. And He does not, will not, cannot abandon.