“Be strong and of good courage,
do not fear nor be afraid of them;
for the LORD your God,
He is the One who goes with you.
He will not leave you nor forsake you.”
Sound familiar? I know…I used a similar verse yesterday. Here in Deuteronomy this is Moses speaking to the children of Israel shortly before they entered the promised land – without Moses, remember. This promise was also repeated two verses later in Deuteronomy 31:8 when Moses was handing off leadership of the people to Joshua. I stumbled upon this verse strictly by chance this morning. I wasn’t planning to read in Deuteronomy…but there must be a reason that I ended up there. “He is the one who goes with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you.” Again today, I am reminded that this is an awesome promise…there is no where that my life will take me, that He is not there with me…there is no trial in my life that is too big for Him to be there, holding my hand…there is no emotional place so dark, that His light won’t lead me out…
God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
No matter how dark life may seem, no matter how rough the road, no matter how stormy the sea…He is always there…waiting to help and reaching out his hand…will I reach for him or try to manage on my own? If you have read this blog very often, then you know I have some control issues 🙂 I am continually working on this…today, I will try and let it go… today I will try and reach out my hand to grasp His…today, I will remember He is my refuge and my strength.
Lord, please help me to remember these things. Help me to let go and just enjoy giving it to you…enjoy letting you take my burdens. Life can seem so bleak and dark at times, but I know you are the light that will lead me where I need to go. Please give me to courage to follow your light out of the darkness. Please be with those for whom I have promised to pray…work in the lives of them and those they love. Be with Andy as he tries to discern your will for his life…please give him comfort and peace. Be with me as I go about my day, please help me to be ever mindful of you and to be a shining example of your love, that others may see You in me. Please bless my family and keep them safe. Thank you for your Son and the gift of salvation.
How about you? Can you let IT go…whatever IT is…just for today? Can you leave it at the cross? His shoulders are big enough to carry your burdens and mine.
Peace and Blessings…