When Moses met with God learn the laws, God said to him, Behold, I send an Angel before you to keep you in the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared. (Exodus 23:20) He did indeed lead them as a cloud by day and fire by night. It was an extraordinary display of presence that must have been awesome and comforting.
David understood that and wanted it, Show me Your ways, O Lord;
Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me. (Psalms 25:4-5) Teach me Your way, O Lord, and lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies. (Psalms 27: 11) For You are my rock and my fortress; therefore, for Your name’s sake, lead me and guide me. (Psalms 31:3)
When God prophesied to Israel about His promise of salvation, He said. For He who has mercy on them will lead them, even by the springs of water He will guide them. (Isaiah 49:10) And Jesus, in the prayer that He taught us said, Lead us not into temptation. (Matthew 6:13) It was a prayer knowing that God will lead us and make a way, but we must want to be led in righteousness.
The Holy Spirit is here for us to do exactly that. He will lead us and make a way where there could be no way. It is as it has always been. God is for us and He goes before us. If we will listen and follow Him, He will always lead us and make a way.