Yesterday, we looked into what can happen when God has a destination, or a “promised land” in mind for us, and how our fear can cause us to wander around when it was right there at our fingertips.
Today, let’s look at some scriptures that will build our trust, remembering that trust in God will be key in following his desired direction for us.
There are two concepts we will explore: 1. He is already there (going before us.) 2. He’s busy preparing or fighting for us.
Let’s start from the same passage we looked at yesterday:
The Lord your God who goes before you will himself fight for you, just as he did for you in Egypt before your eyes.Deuteronomy 1:30 (ESV)
One more from Deuteronomy:
It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.Deuteronomy 31:8 (ESV)
You may say, “Sandy, these are specific to the Israelites reaching the promised land. What does that have to do with me finding direction?” I would answer, “Bear with me. As we search the heart of God our souls find rest in him and learn to trust enough to step out in faith.”
Let’s listen to Jesus:
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.John 14:1-3 (ESV)
This is what I hear: Don’t worry. Trust God. Not only is he doing all the work, but he will come get me to make sure I get to where he is because he loves me.
Here are three more verses from various viewpoints:
I will go before you and level the exalted places, I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut through the bars of iron.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
You’ve gone into my future to prepare the way, and in kindness you follow behind me to spare me from the harm of my past. You have laid your hand on me!Isaiah 45:2, Psalm 23:5 (ESV) & Psalm 139:5 (TPT)
God’s character is foundational. Every time we ask for direction we are relying on his character to be solid. We can be trepidatious in our faith walk, but when we are reminded of his character we can grow our confidence.
Are you ready to seek God’s heart for you, and ask him for direction with confidence to take action?
Maybe you need a little more research. That’s okay. We’ll put this fear down together. Until tomorrow.
Grace & Peace,