God's Awesome Glory is in the Wilderness

Exodus 16:10 "And as Aaron spoke to the whole community of Israel, they looked out toward the wilderness. There they could see the awesome glory of the Lord in the cloud."

Israel had complained when opposition hit and they looked to their past with regret (oh, why didn't we stay in Israel when we could eat leaks, onion and garlic.") Their pathway to the promise land was a wilderness. But it says, as they looked out in the wilderness they could see the awesome glory of God.

I know that my initial (maybe yours too) reaction at opposition or resistance in living for Jesus is to look at my past and regret decisions I've made. Yet if I will look ahead at the pathway that God has for me, then I will likely see God's awesome glory.... and know with re-assurance that He is leading me there.  

Father, thank you for the past and for how you have provided for me. Forgive me when I have regret and second guess you. I am here and looking ahead toward you and your awesome glory, knowing you will be leading and providing.