So this past week I did something I said I would never do: I went camping in the woods. If you know me at all, you are laughing out loud. And please understand this was light years away from “glamping.” Shockingly, we ended up having a blast, and I never had a breakdown. All in all, it was a success!
So many memories were made, but one in particular I will never live down. My friend Ashley and I decided to go for a walk around the state park. Unfortunately, neither one of us consulted a map or brought our phones. After eight miles hiking on dirt roads, the sun began to set. It wasn’t until we come to a sign named “Lost”, that we realized we had been walking farther and farther away from the campsite. Pretty soon, our walking turned into jogging, then running, as we tried to find our way back. Praise the Lord that her husband came looking for us, and he arrived just in the nick of time. Talk about a God thing!
Can you see the parallels to our earthly lives? Many times, Scripture compares our time on earth to a journey, with many forks in the road. Do we go to the right or to the left? Left to our own devices, we will end up at our own Lost sign.
Thankfully, we have a road map. Psalm 119:105 says “Your word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light into my path.” God’s Word directs us through the maze. We are foolish to ignore it and go our own ways. Soon we will end up miles away from home.
Due to our sinful natures, all of us at one point or another have found ourselves lost in the woods. If we are part of the family of God, He will come for us. His Word along with the Holy Spirit inside of us, guides us back to the right path.
It would have been absolute insanity if we refused to accept help and continued walking in the dark. The same is true in our lives. When we see those headlights, we better get in the van.
Let’s grab that map off the shelf and pray for the Spirit’s direction. Help is on the way!