He Goes Before You

He Goes Before You

Everyone goes through those seasons where it feels like a push to keep going. 

Someone asked how I was doing this week and I responded, "Well...it's been a mix of good and difficult. Lots of ups and downs." He responded, "Yeah me too, actually. I think that's called 'life'."

It is called 'life.' There are so many ups and downs, seasons of harvest and seasons of sowing. We put in the real work when we're in a season of sowing; we get to celebrate and get a break in a season of harvest. However, there's also the Winter season. This is when we must wait and remain faithful with what we gathered from the harvest. 

Think of winter in the natural. There are highlights like winter walks, warm tasty beverages, fires, and snow sports. But there's also less daylight, frigid temperatures, and extra work if you have to shovel your car out. 

A spiritual winter can feel like this too. It's natural. What matters is that you focus on the highlights of the seasons, continually come to Jesus with those questions and worries when you're not seeing "growth", and remember this:

He Goes Before You

He has seen the end of winter and He knows what will happen in the springtime. He knows the outcome, how strong you'll be with new skills, and even closer to Him. So below, I've included scriptures I've been praying over myself to keep going; to remind myself who God is for me during those winter months. 

Be strong. Take courage...God is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t worry.
— Deuteronomy 31:7-8, Message
We were saved by this hope, but in our moments of impatience let us remember that hope always means waiting for something that we haven’t yet got. But if we hope for something we cannot see, then we must settle down to wait for it in patience.
— Romans 8:24-25, Phillip's Translation
10 Be (still) and know that I am God. I will be honored among the nations. I will be honored in the earth.
— Psalm 46:10, NLT
Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; When I fall, I will arise; When I sit in darkness, The Lord will be a light to me.
— Micah 7:8, NKJV
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
— Matthew 11:28, NLT
Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
— Romans 8:37, NKJV