Do you ever feel lost in the wilderness?
Those of you remotely familiar with the book of Exodus know what I’m referring to.
Do you ever feel like your wandering aimlessly around with no clear direction and it seems like God is nowhere to be found?
It’s so easy to take your eyes of Him and get lost; lost in a world of distractions and a jungle of uncertainty, fear, doubt, pity, etc.
A once easy trail suddenly becomes a road of bumps, obstacles and dead ends.
Why is it so easy to lose sight of God but so hard to find Him again?
Do you remember as child losing sight of your parent, say in a grocery store or the park?
Suddenly you panic, you look around and it feels like you’re in a giant maze! You start wandering around looking for them, you have a little fear at first but the more and more time goes by the more your adrenaline starts to rush, the tears well up in your eyes and you are now officially scared; suddenly you make eye contact with a stranger and start to cry – they know you are lost but there is nothing they can do to console you.
It’s not until your parent finally finds you, that relief and joy overcome you, it is so uplifting, comforting, and loving.
That’s the same way it is with your Father, when you are lost He is looking for you, but you are too busy worrying, panicking, and turning to strangers when all you need to do is be calm, be still and call out to Him. Just like the parent searches and searches and calls out for their lost child, He too is doing the same, all you have to do is listen for His voice.
He will lift you up, comfort you, love you and take care of you.
I was actually inspired to write this post on my drive into work this morning when God definitely called out to me.
I was driving into work with the radio on, of course flipping from station to station but for some reason everything seemed so noisy. I shut the radio off and then immediately plugged in my phone in order to listen to my music but to my surprise, my phone wouldn’t go on, it just remained completely blank!? I tried a few more times but still nothing, then all of a sudden I heard myself say “leave it off”.
“Okay?” I thought.
In that very moment and in the silence of my car I had a conversation that went something like this:
God: “Be still and stop filling every moment with clutter, trust in me and I will take care of you.”
Me: “Yes, I trust you.”
God: “I will lead the way, stop worrying about what’s to come and keep your eyes on me. My plans for you far exceed anything you can think of.”
Me: “Yes Father, help me keep my eyes on you and keep me from getting lost.”
Me: “Is this really you or am I talking to myself?”
God: “Have Faith.”
In that moment of complete silence God sure knew how to get my attention.
So I ask you, are you lost in the wilderness?
Are you wandering aimlessly around?
Do you feel like you’re alone or like God is nowhere to be found?
With that said, I will leave you with this story:
There was a man who was an atheist and in his office he had the words written GOD IS NOWHERE. His young daughter was in there one day and just learning how to read, she read it GOD IS NOW HERE.
God is NOW HERE; look to Him and He will lead the way.
The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.” (Psalm 32:8 NLT)
As always, I would love to hear about your experiences, have you ever had God get your attention? Please share in the comments below.
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