Out of the desert times in my life I have come up with “Hooks On Which I Hang My Hat” based on Seven Truths About God.  The seven truths lead to the applications (Click here to read all the message manuscripts for this series).  There is a lot of theology and personal experience that led me to the applications.  I’ve mentioned these before but thought every now and then a reminder is good…

God IS Good!  (Psalms 73:1)
   “Nothing bad ever has, or ever will, happen to me.  Evil… yes.  Bad… no.”

God IS Love!  (1 John 4:8, 16)
   “It is impossible for me or others to mess up my life past God using for His glory.”

God IS In Control!  (Romans 8:28; Daniel 4:35; Is 46:9-10)
   “God only allows into my life what is ultimately good for me.”

God IS Just {Righteous}!  (Ezra 9:15)
   “Satan can only do what God allows.”

All God’s Ways ARE Perfect!  (Deuteronomy 32:4)
   “I can rejoice in every circumstance by keeping a heaven theology.”

God IS Trustworthy! (2 Sam 7:28; Ps 62:8; Pr 3:5-6; Jn 14:1)
   “This give me great hope & peace.”

God Does Not Change (Num 23:19; Ps 33:11; Mal 3:6Ja 1:17)
   “My eternal security & faith in God cannot be shaken to failure.”

At least for me… these are the things I have found that help while I’m in the desert.  I would like to think I’m ready for my next desert experience, but I’m probably not.  “But God is faithful who will not allow me to be tested above that which I can handle, but will with the test provide a way of escape that I might be able to bear it” (1 Corinthians 10:13).