God has already gone earlier than you
December 05, 2019
“The Lord himself goes earlier than you and might be with you.” Dt 31:eight NIV
Are you feeling anxious as we speak since you don’t know what you’re strolling into? Israel was going into an excellent state of affairs, the Promised Land. That they had simply come out of a nasty one: a back-breaking, soul-destroying, hope-extinguishing 430 years of slavery. Now they have been going to be free to personal their very own properties, increase their very own households, work at jobs they appreciated, and be nicely paid for it. However the Promised Land wasn’t problem-free. There have been enemy strongholds that needed to be conquered one after the other, and it could take time. “The Lord your God will drive out these nations earlier than you, little by little. You’ll not be allowed to get rid of them unexpectedly, or the wild animals will multiply round you” (Dt 7:22 NIV). Query: Is that this the same state of affairs to the one you end up in as we speak? You’re embarking on a brand new relationship, a brand new job, a brand new ministry, or an unfamiliar space the place you don’t have all of the solutions? And since you don’t know precisely what’s concerned, you’re anxious? Don’t be! Right here’s the phrase for you as we speak: “Be sturdy and brave. Don’t be afraid or terrified due to them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he won’t ever go away you nor forsake you…The Lord himself goes earlier than you and might be with you; he won’t ever go away you nor forsake you. Don’t be afraid; don’t be discouraged” (Dt. 31:6, eight NIV). Carry these guarantees with you. And when your confidence begins to falter and your religion fluctuates, learn them, stand on them, and depend on God to honor His Phrase.