Figuring it All Out
I have been spending too much time figuring out how to make my blog prettier. Seriously. So I don’t have the greatest post planned. However I have been memorizing with my oldest child a great verse I wanted to share.
Deuteronomy 31:8 “The LORD Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid. Do not be discouraged.”
1. The LORD creator of the universe is standing in your future. In other words all the steps we take, the winding paths, all of it He has already seen. He is already there before we get there. Amazingly enough He still loves us despite how many times we stumble and fall.
2. He will be with us. That means now in the present. Remember He is not bound by time so He is waiting for us before we get there, but He is also with us now. In the good times we are rejoicing, He is there cheering with us. In the difficult times in which we grieve, He is there comforting us. He is personal and with us now! That boggles my mind.
3. He won’t leave or forsake. So God doesn’t get fed up or tired of trying. He doesn’t ever say, “I am done with him or her.” No God is with us when we royally mess up, when we bring Him glory, and when we make a fool of our selves. He sees us at our best, our worst and every shade in between. He doesn’t say it is too hard to make this stick necked woman into the beautiful thing I made her to be. So I quit! NOPE God will never leave nor forsake. AMAZING and humbling.
4. Because God is in our future, walking with us in our present, and He will never leave us or forsake us, we do not have to feel afraid or discouraged. God is orchestrating our lives. He is there never to leave. We need not fear. God is never going to give up on us. We do not have to feel discouraged. No matter how many times we fall into the same pit of sin. No matter how long it takes us to bend our will to His, He is there. So we do not have to feel discouraged. We only have to look to Him!
Don’t you just love God’s word? What verse has spoken to you recently? Please let me know!