We saw that it is definitely a place where God calls us out to be in a place with Him where there are no distractions. This is just a face to face meeting with Him.
There is a purpose in the wilderness for your life but also way beyond your life. Just like every widower can talk with more compassion and comfort to another widower - God has a purpose in our wilderness to prepare us to talk of His faithfulness to the next people going through that wilderness. Our words will cause hope and healing to spring up in their lives, because we will be speaking from a place of having gone through that same space. Therefore, judgment begins at the household of God, we have our meeting with God where everything that can be shaken will be shaken and then we are ready to be released as wounded healers, people with the same limp Jacob had. The wilderness reminds us we do not worship a God we can control.