A dry season in the wilderness does something interesting for a tree: it causes the roots to go down deeper in search of life-giving moisture. And usually the result is a stronger tree that is better able to weather the storms of life.
The same is true of the man or woman of God who faces the hot blast of desert-like conditions. What may at first glance appear to be barren, fruitless days on the “backside of God’s blessing” may, in fact, be preparing you for days of great fruit-bearing just ahead.
Wilderness times will come—expect them. But don’t allow the heat to make you bitter or disobedient toward God. “So let [endurance] grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing” (James 1:4).
The tragedy of the book of Numbers is not that the nation went through the wilderness, but that through disobedience they camped there so long.
By the way, where are you camped these days?