The title to this psalm says” A psalm of David, regarding a time when David was in the wilderness of Judah.” “My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water.” I will praise you as long as I live, lifting my hands to you in prayer. I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night. I cling to you; your strong right hand holds me securely.”
I have travelled in Canada to places where there are no houses, no sign of human habitation, and have been a little scared and a little overawed by this wonderful planet. One such place was a park in BC where I went cross country skiing and found a “field” which my friend and I skied over as we had come into close contact with a few trees and enjoyed the openness of the area. When we described what we had done to the rest of the group, we had skied across a lake! Going back to that area in the summer and seeing the sunshine on the water was a humbling experience. God’s strong right hand had kept us safe.
Sometimes it is our hearts that are in the wilderness, far from God, not searching for Him, or even finding the time to praise Him. However, at night when I have difficulty sleeping, I find time to thank God for the happenings in my day, to look to what I should be doing for Him and by morning ideas are flowing from my fingers as he gives me these words to type. Our great God uses all our day to His benefit, even in the wilderness.