A HIGHWAY TO GOD
There is a special highway winding through your wilderness. All you must do is follow it to reach your destiny:
The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the Lord, and the excellency of our God. Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you. Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert. And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes. And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness ; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein. (Isaiah 35:1-8)
The highway in your wilderness is called "the way of holiness." It leads away from the things of the world and towards the things of God.
It is not an easy road, because as you travel along this desert highway, God is perfecting and preparing you for what lies ahead. God is more concerned about your character than He is your comfort.
According to this passage, along this highway of holiness you will experience:
-Joy and gladness.
-The glory of the Lord.
-The excellency of God.
-Salvation and deliverance.
-Elimination of fear.
-Refreshment in dry places.
-Restoration of the barren areas in your life where spiritual enemies have dwelt.
You won't encounter any fools along this desert highway--those who have rejected God (Psalm 14:1). This path is one of separation from the things of the world designed for those who want to walk in holiness. It is a highway that leads to God.