It is the Lord who goes before you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or abandon you.
Do not fear or be dismayed.”
Deuteronomy 31:8 AMP
It is the Lord who goes before you. Think about this for a moment. It is the Lord who goes before you. He doesn’t just go behind you and cheer, “You can do this!” (Although this in itself is wonderful.) He doesn’t just hold your hand and walk with you saying, “We’ve got this!” (Although this in itself is incredible.) But He also takes your hand, leads the way, and says “Follow Me.”
God has always been and always will be all we’ll ever need. All we’ll ever need. He’s our cheerleader, our coach, our friend, and our guide. He is all and is in all. Wherever we go, He’s already been there. He’s already walked the very path we’re traveling. And we’re on that path because God has found it to be the best one for our good and for His glory.
Why are mountainous roads so curvy? Because the engineers wanted us to get car sick? No. They are curvy because those who built the road found that particular path to be the best way over the mountain. Sometimes a straight shot isn’t the best route. Sometimes we need sharp curves, steep slopes, and even long tunnels to get to the other side.
So today whether you’re climbing a mountain, descending into a valley, strolling through green pastures, or have seemingly lost your way–and whether the road is full of twists and turns or long, straight and narrow–know God has already gone before you. Know that He has allowed you to take this path for a purpose: for His purpose.
God doesn’t promise us a pain free life. But He does promise to never leave us nor forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6). So remember this today. God is on your side. You will make it through. For God not only says, “This is the way, walk in it.” He not only says, “I am with you wherever you go.” But He also says, “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear what may be. Do not fear the winding path before you. Do not fear. For I am not only with you; I am leading you in paths of righteousness for My namesake.”
As a side note, the following is a link to a story I wrote several years ago and posted almost a year ago to the day. It covers this same idea in short story form: In His Steps