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The Journey From Lost To Found

Finding Direction With God’s Compass

In the vastness of life’s journey, there are moments when one feels adrift, as if caught in a tempest without a compass. This sense of being lost, of wandering without direction, is not merely a physical state but a spiritual void where the soul yearns for guidance and purpose. It is in these moments that the absence of God is most acutely felt, leaving a chasm that yearns to be filled.

The scriptures speak to this condition of being lost, offering a guidance and brining boundless hope to those who seek to find their way. In the Bible, we find numerous passages that address the plight of the lost soul.

Psalms 91:11 assures us, “For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.” This verse speaks to the divine protection available to those who feel lost, reminding us that we are never truly alone.

Similarly, 1 Peter 5:8 warns, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” This passage acknowledges the dangers that lurk when one strays from the path of righteousness, highlighting the importance of remaining steadfast in faith. Never taking our eyes off of Christ and all His commandments and align with Him in all we do.

The journey from being lost to finding solace in God is beautifully illustrated in Luke 15:1-32, the parable of the prodigal son. This story encapsulates the experience of wandering away, facing the consequences of one’s choices, and ultimately being welcomed back into the fold with open arms. It is a testament to the boundless grace that awaits those who return to God. And that God will always be waiting and ready to embrace you fully when we turn to Him. He will never turn us away.

Hebrews 11:6 states, “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Faith is the cornerstone of the relationship with God; it is the belief in His existence and His benevolence that guides the lost back to the path of enlightenment.

When we read, meditate and contemplate then we can begin to understand that being lost is not a permanent state but a temporary detour. The moral is clear: no matter how far one strays, the road back to God is always open.

The reflective questions that arise from this realization are profound. Ponder these questions fully, then answer honestly within yourself. Sometimes we can surprise ourselves with our truthful responses.

Have you ever felt lost in your spiritual journey?
What steps can you take to find your way back to God?

In conclusion, what have we done to constitute and justify God’s love for us? Are we aware of His magnificence and His ability to love us fully, and engage in an active pursuit of providence in all things with His children? Are we walking in accordance to His will and His plans?

And finally – do you know Him intimately? If not, you must realize that He is waiting with open arms.

The question then becomes this – “what are you waiting for?

“Dear Heavenly Father, In the name of Jesus, we come before You, acknowledging our moments of wandering. We confess that we have felt lost, adrift in a world that often seems devoid of Your Divine Presence. Yet, we hold onto the promise that You are with us, guiding us through Your Word and Your Spirit.

Lord, we ask for Your guidance to navigate the complexities of life. May Your scriptures be the lamp unto our feet and the light unto our path. Help us to be vigilant against the snares of the adversary and to be clothed in the armor of faith.

We thank You for Your angels that watch over us, for Your grace that sustains us, and for Your love that welcomes us back when we have strayed. May we always seek You diligently, with hearts full of faith and spirits willing to follow Your lead.

In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.”

May we all ruminate on His Words and promises, and may this post serve as a reminder of the transformative power of faith and the ever-present love of God that guides us from being lost to being found.


C D SWANSON is an Author of 22 plus books, freelance writer, contributor to various websites, including The Bottom Line Ministries/Faith News. She's an active member of Faithwriters- and has her online website/ministry for over 15 years. It is her greatest joy to write what’s in her heart, and thus her favorite form of expression is in her devotionals. She and her husband share a deep love of God and dote on their fur baby Mickey. Retired Director from Long Term Healthcare Industry, she continues to be an advocate for many. To check out other writings of this author you can go here:

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  1. One must make mid-course corrections continually via the Bible, prayer, and asking for God’s wisdom as we “navigate the complexities of life” and keep our priorities in line. Being just 1 degree off course, after a long while, results in being WAY off course, if not corrected. A good example from science is astronauts coming from the moon must have their trajectory within a certain number of degrees as they approach the earth. If they don’t there can be tragic consequences. So, the same can be said about one’s spiritual journey. Getting way off course can lead to bad consequences.

  2. John,

    Thank you so much for your words of encouragement and your fine examples of how just being a little off course can totally make a huge difference in our lives where God’s word is concerned and the repercussions can be devastating.

    Appreciate you stopping by John. Love your articles.

    God BLess~

  3. Beautifully written Camille and a great encouragement to me to ensure that I am not wandering off course.
    Thank you.

  4. again totally awesome cd.. will have this translated into chinese

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