A psalm of David. When he was in the Desert of Judah.
1 You, God, are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you,
my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
where there is no water. (NIV)
My experience is that its mainly when I'm in wilderness experiences that I thirst for God with my whole being. It's when I feel utterly helpless and hurt that I earnestly seek God.
I hate the desert experience, but I also know that without it, I just don't seek God as I should.