Circumstances often bring us to a place where the future looks bleak and the outcome is unknown. Like a shepherd who walks before his flock to make sure the land is safe, God walks before His children to scout out the land and lead them in the right direction. It doesn’t matter what lies ahead of us, He goes before us. As the Israelites were crossing into the Promised Land, they were facing a scary situation. They were walking into a battle they couldn’t win on their own, but they marched with confidence because they knew the One who went before them. I will go before you, and make the crooked places straight. Isaiah 45:2 No matter how lost you might feel, remember that you are not alone. God is with you, follow Him step by step, He’ll lead you to where you need to go.
‘He said, ‘I am God, the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for there I will make you into a great nation.’ Genesis 46:3
– Following and obeying God’s instructions always leads to blessing.
– Sometimes He may lead us into places and situations that cause us to doubt and fear.
– But He says to us: ‘Do not be afraid…’
– His promises can be fulfilled in unexpected places and in unexpected ways.
PRAYER: Lord, thank You for Your promises to me. I will trust You and I will not fear. I will follow Your leading and guidance in my life and I will not allow fear to overrule me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
The LORD will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.
Isaiah 58: 11
God now has a perfect divine plan and destiny set up for your life – and He will now be the One to guide you every step of the way into the fulfillment of that divine plan!
There is not an area or detail in your life that God will not be willing to help you out with – no matter how small or trivial you think it may be. The Holy Spirit is called “the Helper” in the Bible. It is now His job to help you in every single area of your life where you will need His help.
You may be in the midst of a crucial decision, or you may be seeking God for some specific direction in your life. He wants you to know His will. He is interested in every detail of life. He promises to guide you and reveal His will to you as your Instructor and Counsellor. He is constantly watching over you for that very purpose. But He wants you to be open-hearted and responsive.
“Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by the bit and bridle or they will not come to you.” (Psalm 32:9) The Holy Spirit lives within you to reveal God’s will to you and He enables you joyfully to fulfill it.
The LORD directs the steps of the godly.
He delights in every detail of their lives. Psalm 37:23
God has a plan for your life. If you know and love Him, you can count on the fact that He promises to direct your steps and that He delights in every detail of your life (Psalm 37:23). You can also count on the fact that He promises to accomplish what concerns you (Psalm 138:8) and that your times are in His hands (Psalm 31:15).
As you begin a new month, remember, God is at work and though you may not see how, He is weaving His plan in your life.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6)