“And I will also be your light in the wilderness; and I will prepare the way before you, if it so be that ye shall keep my commandments; wherefore, inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments ye shall be led towards the promised land; and ye shall know that it is by me that ye are led (1 Nephi 17:13).”
We can take this verse as literally or as symbolically as we choose. We can read it as Nephi being promised that as long as he keeps the commandments, God will guide him through the wilderness, or we can liken it unto ourselves. As long as WE keep the commandments, Heavenly Father has promised his guidance throughout our lives. This world is a wilderness, and we have no clue what’s coming, but Heavenly Father does. He has promised that as long as we turn to Him and keep His commandments He will help us. We can follow the guidance that He gives through our scripture study, just as Lehi and his family followed the Liahona. When we have faith and diligence, we can find our answers in the scriptures. I can testify that as you put your trust in the scriptures, you will find the answers to your prayers.
Love you tons.