I will not fear the desert place–it is there that You speak to me with greatest tenderness.
I will not mourn lost popularity–You speak Your secrets to the solitary who will take time to listen.
I will not begrudge sleepless nights–You never slumber nor sleep, and keep a midnight vigil with me.
I will not despise small beginnings–my lowly state draws Your heart.
I will not compromise holiness–Jesus balanced His time among tax collectors and sinners with isolating Himself in Your presence.
I will not avoid trials–You test those You love, discipline Your sons, and bring judgment to Your house before Your pour out Your Spirit.
I will not doubt Your word–it has never failed.
I will not cling to anything above You. I will not hesitate to sacrifice anything that stands between us–You will only fill hands that are empty.
Jesus…give us Your perspective…