“You sent your good Spirit to instruct them, and you did not stop giving them manna from heaven or water for their thirst. For forty years you sustained them in the wilderness, and they lacked nothing. Their clothes did not wear out, and their feet did not swell!”

Nehemiah 9:20-21 NLT

Because of the Israelite’s disobedience and stubbornness, they were sent to the wilderness, where they ultimately wandered for 40 years. While this was the consequence of their actions and choices, God never abandoned them. We can read how they lacked nothing during these years, and not even their clothing wore out. 

God still showed mercy, led, instructed, and sustained them during their season of wandering. This was not an ideal situation for all involved I’m sure, but God was with them every step of the way.

I have found myself in many uncertain seasons, periods that just don’t seem to make any sense. I have wandered and climbed the same mountains time and time again. I have strayed from the best path for my life too many times, but God still always picks me up and sets my course straight again. I have struggled with questions and uncertainty, but God has still answered prayers, even if the answers were not the ones I expected. I have been without, and He has sustained me.

Even in moments of weakness and failure, God is still with us, and more than that, He is FOR us.

He has a plan for Your life, and He has not abandoned you.

1 Comment

  1. You have read MY story! But I’m sure it’s the same story for many of us women. I have been in the church for 45 years and I see the foot prints of my wonderings..up, down, circles, and backtracking. And, I’m now older and too tired to do “laps of life”. But ..through it all, as the song states, He never gave up, turned down, refused or or left me. Thank you for this wonderful reminder today♥️