I hope this message provides a nice tailwind into an amazing weekend for you!
I MYSELF GO BEFORE YOU AND WILL BE WITH YOU.
So do not be afraid; Do Not be discouraged.
I, your loving Savior, am also infinite God!
I am omnipresent: present everywhere at once.
This makes it possible for Me to go ahead of you—opening up the way—without ever leaving your side.
The promise of My Presence is for all time.
No matter where you go or what circumstances you encounter, I will be with you.
This is the basis of your courage and confidence.
Though fear and discouragement may sometimes slink into your heart, this is not their rightful home.
Your heart is My dwelling place, and those hurtful emotions are not from Me.
In fact, My perfect Love casts out fear.
So check your heart from time to time, to see if fear and discouragement are loitering there.
If you discover those unwelcome intruders, ask the Holy Spirit to function as a bouncer and boot them out!
Then, encourage yourself with My promise to go before you and be with you—and let My perfect Love renew your hope.
"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."
—Deuteronomy 31: 8
"I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith."
—Ephesians 3: 16–17
"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love."
—1 John 4: 18 NASB