“The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” (Deut. 31:8 NASB)
I love this scripture. It was written by Moses as a last plea to the people of Israel. He had lived a life of uncertainty. His ending point was far different than his beginning. This was a man who was raised in a palace, exiled to a desert only to be called as a leader. He witnessed many miracles and suffered life threatening hardships. At the end of his life, his advised the people of Israel to trust God.
They say hind sight is 20/20. I believe this was true in Moses’ life and it is in ours too. Do we really believe God has forsaken us when life throws us a curve ball? Do we honestly believe we are in control of anything? I would like to know where, in the Bible, God promises us a life of ease and comfort. It’s not there. He says we will have trials and tribulations yet, that is where He is. He goes ahead of us. He knows the future. Whatever we are living today, He knew about before the foundation of the earth. He sees our struggle. He’s not surprised by our circumstances. And He remains faithful.
Our prayer focus is trust. Trusting God is easy when life is easy. Trusting God in the hard times is when our relationship with Him grows stronger. We want intimacy with Him but we complain about the trials that increase our faith. Let’s face it, we focus more on Him when we are afraid. We plead with Him when we are desperate.
Our prayer today is to see God in the midst of our struggle. Look for Him. Seek His wisdom. Open your heart to His voice. Hardships don’t mean that God is angry; they mean He desires our presence.
Thank you Father for walking with me when life is easy and leading me when life is hard. Help me to trust you with everything in my heart. Show me where to go and what to do.
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