And the Lord is the One Who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. Deuteronomy 31:8

Have you ever dreaded getting up in the morning because you knew all that needed to happen that day, or because a confrontation that had been brewing for a while with a difficult person was inevitable? Sometimes we would do almost anything to avoid that kind of day and yet, there is nothing to be done but “face the music” and go ahead into the day, dreading the confrontations and the outcomes.

What if you could go into each new day, knowing that God Himself has gone before you? How would that affect your attitude on the days that you dread? What about the days when catastrophe strikes and you are caught unprepared? How would it change your attitude if you realized that God is Never unprepared for anything? Take heart because God goes into each new day, each hard circumstance, each confrontation and when you put your trust in Him, He actually goes on ahead of you to prepare the way for you. He is there. He goes ahead to prepare and then waits for us to join Him. He stays throughout that circumstance…that day. He doesn’t leave. He doesn’t take a break. He is right by your side. That is why this verse says “Do not fear or be dismayed.”

When we are aware of His presence and His power and strength in those moments, it makes an eternal difference! When that phone call comes to say that your loved one has passed into the presence of God, He is there. When the doctor comes in to give you that harsh diagnosis, He is there. When you do not feel like you can take another breath, or another step, He is there.

Lean on Him. Depend on Him. He will never fail you or let you down. He is always there for you.


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