The Wilderness

The Wilderness

Written by: Tan Lay Leng (Photo by: Wee Chi Jie)


It is a dreadful place—

this wilderness

It slows my pace

Exposes my weakness




It is also a hopeful place—

this desert

It offers much space

To meet Him face-to-face


Closed doors abound

New oasis found

Discouraged but not depressed

Humbled but not hard-pressed


Season of preparation

Test of endurance

It is not the destination

It is breakthrough moments


He’s been there fully

Emerged with victory

Established His authority


Walk with Him

He gives strength and stability


LAY LENG an expressive introvert, extra-fussy foodie, and extremely freaky about the colour purple. Writing being therapeutic, she enjoys posting reflections and devotionals on Facebook.


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