“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” (Deut. 31:8).
“But you will not leave in haste or go in flight; for the LORD will go before you, the God of Israel will be your rear guard” (Isaiah 52:12).
~ I’m processing these in terms of grace. Grace goes before you, goes behind you and is with you. It is in the scenes, behind the scenes, and before the scenes. It is sufficient, efficient, proficient… i.e. amazing. The point simply is that we will always get the right amount of grace when we need it. Think of it in terms of past, present and future:
Past: Looking back on our lives, we know this to be true. How many times have we been nervous or fearful about something and it was not so bad? There was grace!
Present: And … and it is true this very moment. (Don’t see it? Its at work, behind the scenes.)
Future: And … and as for tomorrow do not worry about tomorrow since grace has already gone on ahead of you and is waiting there for you. When you get there, there will be a fresh supply of grace to fit your needs that day.
“… Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged” (Deut. 31:8).
“You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me” (Psalm 139:4).