Life is always about extremes. You can be in the mountains and you are also going to spend some time in a valley. Finding out what God is for you on a mountaintop and then finding out who He is for you in a valley is a fabulous experience. Our journey may take us into vineyards, places of fruitfulness, or it may take us into the desert where nothing grows, but God will be the same to you in both places, and you get to discover the God of fullness, and you get to discover how to hold onto God and get your needs met.
(from Maintaining your inner compass)