Or maybe you'd call them problem-filled days.
Or barren, lifeless, days-that-can't-even-pick-up-their-heads; mundane to the point of drudgery kind of days.
Dull and a bit worthless feeling.
Bible Teacher J. Vernon McGee writes, "God has always had a method of training the (people) He uses by taking them to the desert."
Bill Crowder writes, "What we do today is getting us ready for something that we will be involved in later."
A desert is a place that gets a tiny bit of precipitation. It is a place that is barren and appears quite lifeless. It is a place that can be dangerous if we aren't prepared for it. And some deserts are so extreme that they are uninhabitable.
So when God sends us in to a desert it's for a very good reason. We need to be quiet within, not use excess energy to try to fix the situation.
Because a desert can't be fixed.
A desert just is.
A desert is harsh and will conquer us if we don't lean on God.
God sends us to the desert for that very purpose -- to lean on Him and seek His truth.
Crowder also writes, "it (is) more important to trust (God) than" _________.
You fill in the blank. You can put anything in that blank. Often that blank is why God sends us to the desert -- to get us where we can honestly say it is more important we trust God than _________________ gets fixed.
And maybe, maybe, maybe God is preparing you for something to do for Him....No! It isn't a maybe. It is a for sure thing. He has a plan and He sees you and He has great plans for you -- for you to work with Him in the great work He does constantly, faithfully, beautifully, perfectly.
Jesus was even sent to the desert before His ministry began.