Our God is the God that goes before us.
And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed. Duet. 31:8
Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. When things happen out of nowhere and we are taken completely off guard, what we forget is that it is just because we didn't know it was coming , God did.
God knew and He was already preparing us, preparing the way, setting things in place to meet our needs and to help us get through this.
He is the God who goes before us.
The more you know about God the more faith you'll have. And just the opposite is true, What you don't know about God will kill you. The more we know our God and what He's done for His people before, and what He can still do, we can walk in greater faith, with more courage and boldness, and with a peace of mind.
We need to remind ourselves of the miracles of God, like the parting of the red sea so the people could walk through on dry ground.
How He shut the lion's mouth, quenched the fiery furnace, fed the people in the wilderness for forty years, made water come out of a rock, caused fire to come down from heaven and burn up the drenched altar and sacrifice.
And Jesus who fed 5,000 with five loaves and 2 fish, turned water to wine, made the lame walk, caused the blind to see, healed leprosy, and walked on water.
When we know our God, we don't tremble in fear over the stuff coming on the earth, a Dr diagnosis, an illness, a death of a loved one, ect.. Because when we know our God we know he goes before us , we know that all our unknowns are known to Him, nothing takes Him by surprise, and He's already made a way where there seems to be no way. He's already got a plan and He's working it out.
I believe often our biggest problem today is that we forgot who our God is. It's time to remind ourselves who we serve. "They forgat God their saviour, which had done great things in Egypt." psalms 106:21 And the children of Israel remembered not the LORD their God, who had delivered them out of the hands of all their enemies on every side: Judges 8:34 When life gets tough, remind yourself who your God is. When the news makes you worry, remind yourself who your God is.
When you receive that scary Dr diagnosis, remind yourself who your God is. When that tragedy hits out of nowhere and you're wondering what life will be like now and how you'll ever go on with life, remind yourself who your God is.
Our God is the healer of all our diseases, He forgives us of all our sins, redeems our lives from destruction , he covers us in tender mercies and loving kindness. That's who our God is. Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6
I am a wife to my wonderful husband, Paul, of over 22 years. Mommy to 9 blessings, ages 21 to 3 years. Our 2nd oldest son, at age 14, has gone on to be with the Lord on April 19th, 2017. I share about that new road we are on here on my blog.
My first 7 years of blogging.
Great inspirational reading!
"I believe a greater intimacy with God leads us to an inner peace, unquenchable joy, & an ever-lasting hope regardless of what we go through in life." Mae