Years ago on the way out of Disneyland Kyle got lost. I wasn’t holding his hand at the time and when I looked around I didn’t see him. He got distracted with a new toy and got lost in the surging crowd. I told Bobby, we stopped and immediately began the search. We went back to where we came from and began calling his name. Within moments, Bobby had him but Kyle was shaken up.
Big tears welled up in his eyes and he said, “I couldn’t see you, I couldn’t find you”. I gave him a big hug and I heard Bobby say, “You did the right thing- you stopped right where you were. We will always find you, always come back and get you.”
Kyle stuck close to me for a while after that and didn’t let to of my hand. He wanted the security of my hand and needed me to guide him through the crowd. He knew I could see more than he could, that I was stronger than he was, could protect him and knew where we were going. I was more than fine with him trusting me to guide him – I wanted to. I wanted my child close and I didn’t let go of his hand either.
The LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.
Psalm 32:8 NLT
This is the verse that comes after the hiding place verse from yesterday. It is a reassurance from God that He will be your guide and stay close.
Many things can cause that terrible “I’m lost” feeling. That is the time when you can hold tight to the security of God’s hand and let Him lead you through. He can see more than you, is stronger than you are and knows where you need to go.He doesn’t mind at all, He wants His child close too.