Isaiah 51:3 KJV “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”
I want to start with a praise to our God. Dear Lord, thank you for being you. While my flesh is hungry and thirsty for satisfaction, you have made it known to me that you will satisfy me while I wait for your promised land. As a matter of fact, you are helping me have the faith that it is in the desert where you will establish me. Who says I have to have a specific thing that my flesh sets its heart on, when you made the wind and the sea and you can certainly make my desert place like the garden of Eden? My flesh is craving but my soul is demanding to put you first, and here I am Lord, doing the best that I can to serve you with all of my strength. You have assured me that all the efforts that we make in faith, no matter how minute, will reap a harvest of righteousness. You have told me so many times and still I come to you and seek and still you remind me repeatedly that it is in the waiting. My garden is in the wilderness, because you can. Whether I turn to the right or to the left you promise to speak to me from behind and tell me which way to go that I may walk in it. As I seek you in my ways so that my path will be made straight you have strengthened me. You have brought up stuff that I didn’t even know was present in my beliefs and ways and you certainly are faithful in making my path straight. Though these lessons are painful, meaning that my flesh is always being disappointed, my inner voice that sticks up for me gets louder and stronger, and this little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine. My flesh is still hungry. But if it wasn’t for my hunger demanding to be quenched I wouldn’t be seeking you so fervently, so this is my thorn in the flesh. Yet it isn’t a demon spawn so much as it is a driving force that brings me to you over and over again. That is love God. You use our human needs to lead us on paths that will lead to ever lasting glory and the whole time we didn’t know that was the plan. I hate the growing process, I want to be complete right this moment. It would be wonderful if I could grow more patiently and gracefully. I am so hungry and thirsty and I still don’t even understand what it will take to quench it. I do appreciate the lessons.
You, Oh Lord, Are a shield about me. You are the lifter of my head. I love you. Flesh and this earth have disjointed me. I have sought satisfaction in the land but only you satisfy. It is not your will that I have suffering yet it is the natural order of this world. This world lacks you and I need you to live. I need you to have peace. I need you to filtrate every impurity from my soul and my brain. You rescue me. You will establish me. You are my rock and my fortress and in you is all my hope. Please perform your will in my life and soul. Help me to love like you do and be a light for you. Keep me from trespassing against you please show me how to be clean. You are my deliverer. Thank you for restoring me.