Read: Deuteronomy 31:1–8

Be strong and bold….It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. Deuteronomy 31:7b & 8

We often approach challenging situations with a fair degree of timidity because we fear being undone by them. We fear failure. We fear disappointment. We fear hurting someone’s feelings. Our timidity is often fueled by the erroneous sense that we are on our own—alone. But God calls us to boldness and strength, because God goes before us into every room, every situation, and every relationship to safeguard our well-being. With God we are never alone, and we are never forsaken.

Where do you need God to go ahead of you to prepare a way for you?

Lord, thank You for the reminder. I am not alone. You go before me. You watch over me. In fact, You are making preparations for me before I even begin to pack my bags for the next leg of the journey I am on. Thank You for Your presence, and allow me to draw strength and courage from that knowledge. In Your name, I pray. AMEN.