“God is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t worry.”
Deuteronomy 31:8 MSG
I’m a simple kind of girl. A plain Jane if you will. So when I read scripture like this, in this translation – I really get it. This is as simple as it gets folks.
God is walking ahead of you. That unknown territory that you are fearfully tiptoeing through right now – He’s already been there. He knows exactly where You are, and what you are feeling and facing. If God is walking before me, I can confidently take another step!
He won’t let you down. Whew. Breathe a sigh of relief. Even though it seems like plans fall apart and dreams fade and change, He is working it all out for your good. Even when life hurts, and your wounded – He still won’t let you down. He’s got this.
He won’t leave you. Psalms 27:10 says “Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord will hold me close”
No matter who walks out of your life, God will NEVER leave you. He loves you, and He enjoys spending time with you. He thinks you are absolutely fantastic!
Don’t be intimidated. If you are staring your own personal Goliath in the face right now – you can stand strong with boldness and confidence in Your God. We don’t have to cower in fear, but rather proclaim the name of Jesus! We have God on our side, who or what can stand against us?
And finally, don’t worry. Any ladies out there like me that worry… constantly? I know most of you just nodded your head. It’s what we do, and we usually do it too well. But God is telling us we don’t have to. I can face today and tomorrow knowing that He holds me in the palm of His hand.
God, I am so thankful that You are always with me. Thank you for Your word that reminds me that You are always with me, and that You love me. If I stray from those promises today, nudge me back into Your word once again.