The Open Door


The Open Door
By Joanne Standfield

Lord, thank you that in the wilderness
You will speak tenderly there,
if I will just come aside
letting You take me in your care.

That awful valley of troubling
You will turn around for me,
making it a door,
of hope and expectancy.

Out of this barren place,
fruit will be born
and the joy of my salvation
You will to me restore.

I need to take my eyes off
the circumstances surrounding me
and lift my eyes to you,
as this will set me free.

Free from the despair
of being in this place,
free to receive the blessings
from the author of all grace.


‘Therefore, behold, I will allure her
and bring her into the wilderness and I will speak tenderly and to her heart.
There I will give her, her vineyards and make the Valley of Achor (troubling)
to be for her a door of hope and expectation.
And she shall sing there and respond as in the days of her youth
and as at the time when she came up out of the land of Egypt.’
[Hosea 2:14-15]



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