Finding Our Way in the Wilderness

There are so many times in life when we feel we have lost our way. We feel alone and scared, unsure of where to go or how to find our way home. I hope this cute story offers a ray of hope that the Lord is there and working to help us find our way, if only we believe.



It was October 2014. We had been studying Moses in school, and my kids were really enjoying it. One particular Friday, my husband and I decided to take the kids out to a state park in the mountains to apply some of our school studies on identifying trees, animal tracks, wildflowers, and weeds. 


We started down a trail, and my husband and I figured it would be a short walk as I have very bad knees. The kids were having so much fun and loving the “field work” experience. We kept going and going. The kids did not want to go back, and so we continued on. 


My husband I weren’t sure of the trail before us. We had only briefly looked at the map at the start of the trail because we truly didn’t expect to get that far. As we walked along, much further into the wilderness than we ever expected to be, we figured that the trail would circle around eventually, but we weren’t sure how far we had gone or had to go.


The kids even started to wonder if we would ever find our way out, asking if we were going the right way. And so, unsure of where we were or how much longer the trail would go on, we continued, hoping that we were going the right way.


As we finally rounded the corner to come out near the start of the trail again, my seven-year old son Hub, who had been leading the way, ran back to me (dragging up the rear of our train). He got to me with a huge smile on his face and shouted, “Praise the Lord God Almighty! He’s led us out of the wilderness! Isn’t that right, Mom? Praise the Lord God Almighty!” 


I realized that my poor child must have been wondering if we, too, would wander the wilderness for 40 years! But the Lord did lead us out, and my children learned that the Lord will help us find the way, even if we can’t see it! Praise the Lord God Almighty as He leads us all out of the wilderness!


“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV


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