In the Desert

Written by Julie

On May 20, 2020

We often think of a desert or wilderness as something we want to get out of. But the Jewish people view the desert as the place where the Lord often meets His people and speaks to them.

Kristi McLelland, “Jesus and Women” devotional plan

Come meet Me in the desert, 
In the howling wind and stinging sand. 
Come meet Me in the desert, 
In the scorching sun and the parched air. 
Come meet Me in the desert, 
And discover 
That I am the wall protecting from the wind and sand,
That I am the shade sheltering from the sun, 
That I am the breath of air refreshing you, 
That I am the abundant water giving life. 

Come meet Me in the desert,
In the depression of death’s shadow.
Come meet Me in the desert,
In the loneliness and chill of fear.
Come meet Me in the desert,
And discover
That I am the joy filling you till you overflow,
That I am the life existing e’en in death,
That I am the faithful Friend leaving never,
That I am the peace reigning above everything.

Come meet Me in the desert,
In the pressure of the everyday.
Come meet Me in the desert,
In the middle of the darkest night.
Come meet Me in the desert,
And discover
That I am the relief removing your load of stress,
That I am the new being found in the old,
That I am the light chasing away the dark,
That I am the One sitting with you in pain.

Come meet Me in the desert,
And discover
That I AM.

~Julie Hochstetler, May 2020

		
Julie

Julie

Hi, I'm Julie, a 16-year-old lover of books, music, and Jesus. I'm a junior in high school (Abeka Academy) and have been blogging for two years. I also co-publish a digital magazine called Priceless geared toward teen girls. My desire is to use my words to glorify my Saviour and to encourage you in your walk with God. I'd love to hear from you!

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