‘I will go before you. And make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze. And cut the bars of iron.’ Isaiah 45:2
As the new year approaches fast, calm your anxieties with the truth that the Lord has preceded you into the year. He always goes ahead of His children just as He did for the children of Israel when He led them with a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. You do not serve as His advance troops in a foreign and hostile situation. He always goes ahead of you like a good shepherd that He is.
Be rest assured that nothing ever catches God by surprise; He has already gone ahead of you. He is more than prepared to meet your every need because He has preceded you into 2014 and knows exactly what you will need for your pilgrimage through out the year. Deuteronomy 31:8 says “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.”
You see, not only has God gone before you, but He also stands beside you and He is behind you to provide protection and comfort (Psalm 139:7-12)! Jesus knew His disciples would be totally bewildered by His crucifixion so He assured them in advance that no matter what happened, no matter where they went, they can go in confidence because He had already gone ahead of them. Apostle Paul also had this assurance (Acts 18:9; 23:11) that in the most bewildering circumstances, his Lord was there!
If you ever go through a difficult or confusing time, remember that your Lord has gone before you and He is present with you right now. He is fully aware of what you are facing, and He is actively responding to your need. There is nowhere you can go that you will not find Christ in His overwhelming love waiting for you. Even if you face death, you can be assured that He has gone before you in triumph!
As a child of God, pillow your head on the assurance that your Savior will always precede you and walk with you through every single day of the coming year and through every experience in 2014. He is making you an overcomer because He is the God of a positive ending.