A good reminder for January. God is not just the God of the past, and present but the future as well. He knows where we are and the path we are headed down.
He has seen it before we even knew it would be a part of our life.
Doesn’t that just boggle the mind? !!
In Deuteronomy 31:8 Moses reminded the Israelites, ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.’
He goes before us – obstacles are removed, or maybe even allowed to stay in
place, as He knows best what is needed to accomplish His end goal. And even when…
(for He knows we will at some point for he knows we are but dust)…
…when we take a turn, or jog that He hadn’t desired for us to take….
EVEN THERE…wherever the ‘there’ might be,
…shall his right hand lead me. (Psalm 139:10)
Trusting in Him is always a ‘win-win’ for us. So we can ‘fear not, neither be dismayed.’ No matter what circumstances may look like to us. Our responsibility is always just to believe. He does go before us, He is WITH us, and He will not fail us, nor forsake us.
Whatever situation you may face this year He sees how all is going to play out – He IS with you, He will NOT fail you, nor forsake you. Therefore, do not fear, or be discouraged.
“He cannot have taught us to trust in His name and
thus far have brought us to bring us to shame.” Newton
Thank you Lord, for the encouraging reminder for another new year that is sure to be full of new unknowns – decisions to be made and changes to be faced.
Direct your gaze upon Him and see what He will do.