“He led them on safely, so that they did not fear.” Ps 78:53 NKJV
You can be in the wilderness and still be in the center of God’s will. “He made His own people go forth like sheep, and guided them in the wilderness like a flock…He led them on safely, so…they did not fear” (vv. 52-53 NKJV). In the wilderness you get to know God in a way you never knew Him before. So, what else did Israel need to survive in the wilderness? Food! Someone calculated it would have taken about twenty-six train carloads of food to feed that many Israelites every day. The problem is there were no trains and no tracks! But they had something much better—God! For forty years He delivered manna, “the perfect food,” to the doors of their tents. The supply was according to each family’s individual need—and God never missed a day. So if the economy has you feeling anxious and wondering whether or not God can take care of you—this is the word for you today! God may not give you everything you want, but He will give you everything you need. The God we serve doesn’t suffer from lack or limitation! The Psalmist said, “I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread” (Ps 37:25 NKJV). The old country preacher got it right when he said, “Where He leads me I will follow; what He feeds me I will swallow.” Think of it: For forty years Israel never missed a meal or went without. And their God is your God, so put your trust in Him today and stop worrying!