I want to encourage you my brothers and sisters in the Lord. When we face trials, we have to know that God is not only one step ahead of us, but He is seated in eternity knowing the beginning and end. We may not understand obstacles or set backs, but God has a handle on every situation, He is working everything together for our good. This is encouraging because even though there seems to be difficulty in our situation or circumstance, God is faithful as it is His character to be so.
Did the Israelites ever have trouble knowing where they were going during the day? No, they had a cloud by day to guide them. Did they ever have trouble in the night? No, they had a fire by night to guide them. We have a merciful God who says He feeds the birds in the air. We need to have firm faith that does not get rocked when the storms hit. Jesus can walk on water and so can our faith. Let us set our eyes on Jesus knowing He has already covered our steps and will continue to show us the way.
Exodus 13:20-22 (KJV)
20 And they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness.
21 And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:
22 He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.