Grace in the Wilderness
by Diana Scothorn
I have found that in my most challenging seasons, God’s GRACE was the most evident. In the times I had nothing left, I gave it all I had.
In the moments, I felt like giving up, God carried me through. The Word of God says, in Jeremiah, that the people who survived the sword found GRACE in the wilderness.
So many times, I have survived coming out of a challenging season to find myself in the…
The wilderness is wild and uncultivated territory. It is desolate in comparison to a big open sea.
It is two uncomfortable settings together, desolate, yet big and vast like the sea! When you look into the ocean, it can be overwhelming. Often time the wilderness appears to be so overwhelming that you see NOWHERE to BEGIN and NO WAY to FINISH!
It was in these times in my life where all I could see was “barren land” and nothing else around me —and I have pressed to see Jesus! It’s in the wilderness seasons that God begins to work on our hearts. When we feel empty He fills us up with His unconditional love.
God shows us He is FOR US in the fruitful season and WITH US in the wilderness seasons! His love has no boundaries.
The word says in Isaiah that He will make rivers flow in the barren land. He will cause springs within the valleys and turn the desert into pools of water and the parched dry grounds into springs.
That scripture ends by saying, joy and gladness will be found and the sound of singing. When we know God’s not only with us, He knows the way out, we have a heart of thanksgiving!
The Grace of God will GO where we are, and be there WAITING in our time of need. In my wilderness seasons, I learned not only who I am, But Who He Is! It’s the times I felt bare and empty that Jesus filled me up!
God’s Grace is here today to make rivers in the dry places. No matter where we may be, how we got there, or why it happened, God’s Grace is waiting!
Diana Scothorn has a heart for helping women succeed, with a focus on a strong, spiritual, mental, and physical core. Diana’s background in the health and fitness world began with one of the most iconic names in fitness, Richard Simons. Overseeing ladies’ health clubs for 10 plus years allowed Diana to step into a passion for marketplace ministry even before ministering the gospel in business was widely accepted.
She’s been married to her prince charming, Stewart, going on 12 years, and they enjoy spending time with their 4 kids and 8 grandchildren. Both are ordained ministers of the Gospel, serve on the board of several well-known ministries, and are also co-owners of, The Benefit Link, Inc., a market place ministry business, which has been number one in the field for over 25 years and is licensed in all 50 States, serving senior citizens in need of compassion, prayer, and guidance when facing the challenges of the Medicare maze.
Diana’s been featured in Society Magazine’s Successful Business Women of the Year for 2018, 2019, and 2020. As an international speaker, Diana has traveled abroad for over 10 years, along with her husband, to help support missions throughout Europe and South America, focusing on funding the Kingdom and advancing the gospel.