“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.