Been There, Done That


“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged” (Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV).


I have a newfound love for walking trails.


They are the perfect way to exercise, clear your mind, and take in nature.


I recently discovered a new trail not too far from where I live. My goal was to walk through the entire trail front and back while jogging partially. I did not know what to expect, how long the path was, or where it would even lead.


About 45 minutes later, I navigated the entire trail front and back.


I decided to tackle the same path again a few days later.



The markers along the way, the trees to the right and left, the hills, and even the leveled ground were no longer surprising. This time, I knew what to expect.


I had already been there, done that.


When we look at situations and circumstances from the vantage point of experience, the path to navigate them is abundantly clear. We know what to expect.


God operates from the same vantage point in every area of our lives. He is ahead of the path and is privy to all the details and detours along the way.


He has already been there, done that.


“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged” (Deuteronomy 31:8).

It is comforting to know that God leads us to places he has already been.


Not only does he go before us, but he stays with us.


We are never alone. He is with us.


We do not have to be afraid.


We are more than conquerors.


We’ve got this because God is with us!


He has already been there, done that.


 


Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for being a God that leads but who also stays. You are the perfect comforter. I pray that you grant me the ability to be courageous in the midst of the unknown, knowing that you are right there with me. Amen.


Your Turn: Describe a time when God enabled you to navigate the unknown. How did He lead you?












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