And [Moses] led the flock to the back of the desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. (Exodus 3:1b)
What God did for Moses after his expulsion from Egypt was to send him “to the far side of the desert.” He was utterly driven to think of God alone. Similarly, God encounters you when the devastating change of events in your life isolates you. Where do you go when you’re expelled from the palaces of your life? Maybe God will send you to some quiet place of isolation, which often occurs after such drastic events as a human loss, an illness, or a relocation.