by far the BEST chapter in this, yet to be released book, I’m reading. For more information on the book and so you know what to look for in early January, go HERE.
I have waited almost a week to write about this because this is one of those things that you just need to sit with for a while in order to really grasp how deep and wide God is….
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. Deuteronomy 31:8
I’ve heard this message before, in fact I heard these words directly from the Author’s mouth not many years ago. I remember Bo Stern preaching up a storm about this topic and I remember it being a fairly new concept at the time. It made me stop in my tracks and it literally took my breath away.
God goes before me…He’s been to the future and back. He’s been in this very moment and in the moments to come. He knows what is ahead and he knows what you need. He has been there, he has gone before you, he is faithful and prepared. YOU must not be afraid, YOU must not be discouraged. God knows, God knew, God went before you.
Pre-reading a book is a challenge because I want someone else to read this chapter. I want YOU to read this chapter. I want to cut and past the words on my blog and follow it by about 1 million exclamation points.
For me this news means comfort. It means, if I believe God is who He says He is then, if He was in this moment before I got here, I can be in this moment now. I trust Him. I remember overcoming my most recent battle and when I remembered that God had already been in that place, the battle seemed so much smaller and my courage seemed so much bigger.
This is good news my friends.
You need to save your pennies for this book because “RUTHLESS” is medicine to the soul!
He goes before me…..