"The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and thy desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of The LORD, and the excellency of our God." [Isa 35:1-2]
One day the desert will blossom abundantly and rejoice with joy and singing! It will be the complete reversal of destitution, barrenness, and lack of joy: the very thing so much of the world experiences and is in bondage to. This is only possible because Jesus Christ comes and makes the desert places (literal and figurative) completely new! Isaiah says in another place, “For The LORD shall comfort Zion: He will comfort all her waste places; and He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of The LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.”
Our Lord Jesus is going to come back one day, in all of His glory, and all will be restored:
"Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert. And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes." [Isa 35:5-7]
But, going back to verse two of Isaiah 35, notice what is said: “They shall see the glory of The LORD, and the excellency of our God.”
When we behold the glory of The LORD, His excellency, it produces lush places in our lives! It creates a richness and joy that cannot be attained from anything else.
Psalms 36 speaks of this as well. David looks at the height of God’s mercy and faithfulness, the awesome magnitude of His righteousness, and the deepness and profundity of His judgments. He says, “Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds. Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast.” After viewing this, David declares, “How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.”
The correct response to viewing God’s glory and excellency is to come to Him, and the effect of coming to The Living God is, “They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of Thy house; and Thou shalt make them drink of the river of Thy pleasures. For with Thee is the fountain of life: in Thy light shall we see light.”
When we behold The LORD’s glory and excellency, we are satisfied and pleased. Only our Blessed Christ Jesus can do such a work in our lives. We must come to Him and gaze upon Him.