Last week I read the book of Exodus. There's a lot in Exodus about plagues and rules for building things that can be kind of mundane to get through. I love Exodus, though, as a reminder that God may have us walk through deserts. Sometimes, we feel like we're wandering in circles and God can't possibly be anywhere in our situation. But - like these verses say, God is not just "in" our desert with us, He is in front of us to guide us through it no matter how dark it may get.