We all face difficult situations throughout our lives but when the Lord goes before...
|For a very long time, like many, I have struggled and have been anxious about things in my life such as my marriage, relationships with my family and friends, dealing with diffiuclt issues at work, having physical and age-related problems and just trying to get things done on time.
I guess I've tried to do most everything without the help of anyone because I love being independent, strong and not needing the help of others. But, I have found, like many, that "going it alone" doesn't always work because there are many times--especially if one's spouse or family member is hurting and can't help or if you have health or other problems--that going alone, just doesn't work. Life issues are often unexpected and there are times when you need comfort and guidance.
Not long ago, a woman shared with me scripture from the Bible that I should have noticed a long time ago, but didn't. The scripture comes from: Dt. 31:8 and goes: "The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you."
This one phrase has changed my entire way of looking and thinking about all situations--be they big or small. Knowing that the Lord goes before me and will never forsake me, gives me comfort and confidence in all that I do. Now, before doing anything that is important, espcially where I need some help and guidance, I repeat those words from "Dt. 31:8 "The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you."
In all honesty, when I have spoken those words and have asked the good Lord to go before me, He has answered me every time!
The anxiety and fear I used to feel are gone and in place is a peace and comfort that I have not known for a very long time!