XXXVII. From Your uncompromising love received

“The LORD, your God, has blessed you in all your undertakings; he has been concerned about your journey through this vast desert. It is now forty years that he has been with you, and you have never been in want.” -Deuteronomy 2:7

From Your uncompromising love received—

A gracious gift from Your most gentle Hand—

This desert where such hope I have conceived

Is nonetheless a torment to withstand.

My head admits You had a purpose kind

To bring me here, my thorny heart to prune.

Your faithfulness I toil to bring to mind;

I trust that You will lead me out—pray, soon!

My heart can focus only on the pain

And yearns some blessèd Promised Land to spy.

When deadened it not lie, much like to slain,

In sorrow it does wallow and give sigh.

Though thanks I cannot feel, my thanks resound

For driving me onto this desert ground.


About Victoria Grefer

Victoria is a New Orleans girl, born and raised, with an appreciation for the charm of the Deep South. She has a bachelor's degree in Spanish and English and a master's degree in Spanish literature, all from the University of Alabama. From the age of six she dreamed of becoming a writer, and her writing career begin in the third grade with a series of stories about herself and her friends solving mysteries. She self-published the Herezoth trilogy between 2012 and 2014 and is working on its second edition. She is soon to be a graduate student of theology.
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