Behind and Before


You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. (Ps. 139:5) Life is full of transitions.  Transitions can be scary, but they are a whole lot less scary when we put our firm trust and confidence, in our navigator Jesus Christ.  In the above-referenced verse, we are told that God “hems us in behind and before.”

God covers our past and leads the way into our future.  He redeems past mistakes, hurts, wounds and trials.  He weaves our history into a story of redemption that makes way for a legacy that will continue long after we have passed on from this life.  He is the God of beauty from ashes and grace from shame.  He is the voice behind us whispering in our ear, “This is the way to go.  Step here my child.”

He is also the God that takes us by the hand and leads us forward into our destiny.  In Proverbs 16:9, we are told, “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.”  God is our faithful and trustworthy guide.  As we set our gaze on Him, He is sure to show us the right path to take.  With each step, we can rest in full confidence and reliance on Him.

Today, whatever change or transition you might be facing, be assured that God has already made the way.  The past is behind us.  The future lies before us.  Can you hear His voice?  Take a step today.