God’s divine presence was with the Israelites, He provided a pillar of cloud during the day and a pillar of fire to light the way at night so the Israelites could travel day or night (Exodus 13:21). The pillar was always with them, it would show the path they were to take and when and where to set up at the end of the day, only lifting when it was time to move on. He never left them, the pillar of cloud and fire always went before His people, He never abandoned them (Nehemiah 9:19).
Just as in Biblical times God gives us the navigational tools to travel through life’s journey. He has given His word, the Bible as map for us and prayer as compass to show us if we are heading in the right direction. He also gives us the Holy Spirit as our guide to show us the way we should take by imparting us with wisdom and discernment to follow His lead. Just like with the Israelites, He will never leave us nor forsake us (Deut 31:6). Which way is God guiding you? Let Him light up your path.
Isaiah 58:11 (NLT)
The LORD will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.
- Zhen Ang