Most Bible translations use the word ‘walking’ in this verse.
For the Lord your God has blessed you in all the work of your hand. He knows your walking through this great wilderness. These forty years the Lord your God has been with you; you have lacked nothing. (Deuteronomy 2:7, AMP)
However the New King James Version says they trudged through the wilderness. Both simply mean to walk, but trudging also carries the meaning of walking with slow, heavy, weary steps.
Forty years is a long time to wait for your hopes and prayers to be answered. The people faced all kinds of problems, while God taught them that man does not live by bread alone but by the word of God. (Deuteronomy 8:1-4)
Perhaps 40 years might have been a few months if only they had learned that lesson sooner.
What about ourselves? Have we learned that lesson yet?
Prayer – Lord, please show us where we fail you and help us to change. For Christ. Amen.