No matter what path we walk down, God is always one step ahead. Thankfully, the Lord goes before us and no matter what mountain we come up against, He has already climbed it. No matter what journey of uncertainty we encounter, God is 1,000 steps ahead of us. Even before the foundation of time, God laid out our path and authored our steps. He flattened the land and prepare each of our journeys and presently He’s uncovering our gold and laying it out for us.
My brothers and sisters, I know sometimes it appears that we tread through this world alone trying to make it, but this could not be further from the truth. We are always right next to God’s goodness. All of Psalm 139 is a great read but verse 5 really nails this brief word of encouragement; “You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head (NLT).
Bottom line and I repeat, God is always a 1,000 steps ahead of us, even when life makes us feel like we’ve been left behind, broken, and abandoned. Be it a struggling marriage or relationship, a financial trial that looks impossible to fix, a baby that never seems to come, an addiction you can’t seem to beat, a dream that never comes to fruition – no matter what, God is always a step ahead, working on your behalf both to will and do His good work (Philippians 2:13).