After the flood, Noah and his family gave thanks to the Lord with offerings as the Lord has saved them. God smelled the fragrance and was happy! He promised then to not destroy the earth with a flood again; He will see the rainbow and remember the covenant He made with us.
God does not lead you into wilderness to harm you. He leads you there to completely depend on Him. The dry places will bring you into a deeper intimacy with Him and you will no longer view Him as being far away. You will come to know Him in closeness and confidence. God always keeps His promises. He has the power to make them, and He has the power to fulfil them.