Protection you can count on. Just not always what you might expect.

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After too many hours of working on “truck safety issues,” I need a breather. So frustrating.

The thought that I woke up with this morning was: “Lord, help me to know what to write and say. I can’t make things safer; only You can, so please guide me.” Then, the song came to mind, “O Lord, You are the one who goes ahead of me.” I wrote the song years ago–based entirely on verses from the Bible.

“O Lord, You are the one who goes ahead of me. You promised to be with me, never fail me or forsake me.   So I will not fear or be dismayed or become discouraged, for I know, O Lord, You always go ahead of me.”

Immediately, that felt like a black hole. Didn’t want to go there. My trust in His promise/ability/whatever to protect us physically had become shaky after a truck crash killed AnnaLeah and Mary. No guarantees. I trust You, Lord. But. . .

Then, I read my Bible while eating breakfast. Like always.

Guess what I opened to. . .

2 Chronicles 32:7, “Be strong and courageous, do not fear or be dismayed because of the king of Assyria, nor because of all the multitude which is with him; for the one with us is greater than the one with him.”

With a cross-reference to: Deuteronomy 31:8, “And the LORD is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.

Gotcha! Thanks for the reminder. Again. Even if I struggle with fully trusting, it is comforting to know that He always knows my very thoughts and needs.


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