“Because of your great compassion you did not abandon them in the wilderness. By day the pillar of cloud did not fail to guide them on their path, nor the pillar of fire by night to shine on the way they were to take.” Neh. 9:19

God will never abandon you. There has never been, nor will there ever be a time when God leaves you without hope or without a way forward. The Children of Israel had turned away from God and made an idol for themselves yet He stayed right there with them. He provided a pillar of cloud every day and a pillar of fire every night to guide them and illuminate their path. He did this for one very simple reason - because He loved them. Not because they deserved it or because they remained faithful but because, as another translation puts it, of His ‘manifold mercies’.

The way out of the wilderness is always found in the love and grace of God. Wherever you find yourself today, God is not angry with you, He is not trying to punish you; rather He is with you and has compassion for you. You can be sure of His love and His desire to bless you. He is asking you to look to Him - He will show you a path out of the wilderness into a place of blessing and abundance.