Hagar set out on an adventure believing it would improve her life, but what was waiting for her would only bring her heartache and misery. She was so overwhelmed that she finally ran away. Her fearful steps would lead her straight into the heart of the desert, but God had a patch of shade prepared for her in advance. It was in that cool, quiet place that she would hear the voice of God. Do you ever wish to escape from the demands of your life? Are you overwhelmed? Are your problems mounting and you wish you could simply run away? Do you feel like you are in a desolate, dry place? Sit under the shade and allow this same God of Hagar calm you. Allow His presence to comfort you, and His instructions to strengthen you.