in all the work of your hand.
He knows your trudging through this great wilderness.
These forty years the Lord your God has been with you;
you have lacked nothing.”
I have been a believer for just over forty years now, and like most believers I’ve had lots of mountaintop experiences, but I’ve also spent some time in the valleys. At other times during those forty years, however, I felt as if I were trudging through the wilderness, wandering aimlessly and getting nowhere fast. But that’s simply not true. Regardless of whether I was on the mountaintop, down in the valley, or just walking along, putting one foot in front of another, God was with me. He has promised never to leave or forsake me, and He has been faithful to keep that promise. If at times I didn’t sense His presence, that doesn’t mean He abandoned me.
That promise serves to pull me back into proper perspective. I meditate on scripture verses such as Deuteronomy 2:7, and I realize how God has blessed the work of my hands, most often beyond my wildest imaginings. I realize too that even when it seemed I was trudging through a great wilderness, I lacked nothing. Why? Because the Lord my God was with me—and He is all I need.
That’s true for you as well, beloved. If you have received Christ as your personal Savior and been born into God’s family, then you can cling to the promise that God is always with you, regardless of the circumstances of your life. He has promised never to leave or forsake His children—and that’s truly all any of us need as we walk this earthly pilgrimage on our way home to the Father’s heart.
Kathi Macias is a multi-award winning writer who as authored 30 books.
“Beyond Me. Living a You-first Life in a Me-first World”
“Mothers of the Bible Speak to Mothers of Today”