A God Who Goes Before Me {Thankful Thursdays}

When we allow God to work in our lives, he does amazing things for us. I’ll be the first to admit, it’s difficult to turn the reins over to God and allow him to work in my stead. There are times in life when it seems it would be just easier for me to deal with a situation instead of waiting for what God has planned. All too often, I find myself in a deeper mess because I didn't wait and allow God to go before me and straighten those crooked places.

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God Who Goes Before Me (and You)

Throughout the Old Testament, God promised to work things out for those who loved and served him. He promised Moses, he would work through him and Aaron when they met with Pharaoh. He provided the needs of the Israelites when they made their journey from Egypt. Joshua was told by God, he would not be left alone. Even while hiding for his life, David had God going before him and working out the situations. King Cyrus was even told that God would go before him and make the crooked place straight.(Isaiah 45:2)

When we rely on our own ability, things can go terribly wrong. However when we trust in the Lord and lean on him, he will direct our paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6) He will go before us and make the crooked places straight.

The LORD your God who goes before you will Himself fight on your behalf.  Deuteronomy 1:30a

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. Deuteronomy 31:8

For the LORD will go before you, And the God of Israel will be your rear guard. Isaiah 52:12b

I’m thankful for a God who goes before me.

11 comments

  1. What fun to find this new-to-me community!

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  2. "A God Who goes before me." I LOVE that picture of Abba! It makes me think of a verse I've been returning to a lot these days...from Joshua 3, when Joshua and the Israelites are told to follow the ark of the covenant because "then you will know which way to go, since you have never been this way before." Thank you for sharing your heart!

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  3. Hello Lori! I was not sure you would be here this week but I'm glad you are. I am learning each day how important it is to wait on God. to many messes that I created on my own was enough. Now I WAIT on Him. My desire is to be in the CENTER of his will! i hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. Finding your site this year has been such a blessing! you are a wonderful sister in Christ. I know God will continue to bless you guys up there in Montana! Take care my friend.

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  4. Thanks for mentioning about me being here today Horace, because I forgot to add that we will be taking a break for the next two weeks. I want to be in enter of his will also - it's the safest place to be! I hope you have a blessed Christmas also, you are an encouragement to me and I appreciate that.

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  5. Elizabeth, I love the book of Joshua and that verse is a wonderful reminder to follow the Lord. I hope you have a blessed Christmas!

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  6. Hi, Michele! I'm so glad you found us and I'm looking forward to getting to know you more.

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  7. God wen't before me this fall. I had been hurting all summer & in October He prompted me to call a counselor friend about it. As a result of her pointing me to special areas of HIS word, I started feeling physical, emotional & spiritual healing right away. Within a few weeks my mother became extremely ill, was diagnosed with very advanced cancer & passed away right before Thanksgiving. Had HE not gone before me, I don't know how I would have made it. I am so thankful that even though we've gone through a very hard time, I feel good and have been able to keep up with my online business and still do fun things with our children. What an AMAZING God we serve!

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  8. Dawnita, I'm so glad we serve an amazing God and that He went before you this year. I just said a prayer for you, my friend.

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  9. in a time where holiday stress and anxiety are rampant - this is a truly feel good post

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  10. Hi, Claudia! I'm so glad it was an encouragement to you. I hope you have a Merry Christmas.

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  11. I truly am thankful that we have a God who cares so much for all of his children! Lori I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

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