As Moses and his people were traveling from Mount Sinai to the Promised Land it was necessary for them to travel through the wilderness. The trip should have only taken 11 days, you figure if they are slow travelers maybe 12 or 13, but because of their disobedience they would end up camped their for what became a 40 year nightmare.
Wilderness is never pleasant. It's not usually comfortable. Everyone will experience it. Moses did. David did. John the Baptist did. The apostle Paul did. But its not necessarily a bad thing. Something I recently discovered was that during a dry season in the wilderness it causes the roots of the trees to go down deeper in search of water, which usually causes the tree to be stronger and better able to weather a storm. Is that true for us? When wilderness strikes and it will, how do you react? Don't let it make you bitter or disobedient toward God. Use your wilderness to give you deeper roots, and to make you better able to weather the storms of life!
If you're in the wilderness right now, where are you camped these days? In Disobedience or at His feet?