May 24, 2017

He goes before you...

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8

Another school year almost in the books. If you would have told me 5 years ago that I would not be a soggy mess this week, I would have laughed in your cute little face.

I have found it to be true that God prepares us for what is ahead. He prepares our hearts for what is to come.

He goes before us. He hems us in, before and behind.

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

How comforting to this momma's heart.

The more time that passes, the more I lean into Him and trust Him. I trust Him with my future, and the futures of my children.

I trust Him, because I look back and see a road of faithfulness behind me. I see His Hand in so many details of my life and in the lives of my children.

This is not to say that the way has not been very, very hard at times. Rocky and hard.

But, He has always been there. Preparing the way. Carrying us at times when needed.

Nothing takes God by surprise. Nothing.

Not hard times, not change, not grief, not death, not loss....

He is before all things and in Him all things hold together. Colossians 1:17

If God loves us so much that He knitted us together in our mother's wombs, don't you know all of our details are knitted with the same precision?

All our days, all of our moments. He has ordained them.

He sets our times and destinations.

From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.
Acts 17:26

Rest your sweet head on that. He knows exactly where you are and where you will be. For the rest of your precious days.

Oh, how He loves you,


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