The Lord Goes Before Me

“And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice” – John 10:18

A couple days ago I heard a new song. The song is titled “Psalm 23 (I Am Not Alone)” by People and Songs. I didn’t search for this song but God made sure that this song found me. The lyrics of this song is rich with truth. The song begins with, “The Lord is my shepherd. He goes before me. Defender behind me. I won’t fear.” Wow! It truly is comforting to know that the Lord goes before us. God might be calling you to step into new territory this season. Sometimes the thought of starting something new or leaving some things behind can make us anxious. Through His word and through this song God is confirming that WE ARE NOT ALONE.

God knows your next move and He has been going before you and making provision for you. He is removing the wrong people from your life and setting you up to connect with the right people. He sees the future while you can only see what’s now. The thing that will help you the most this season and life in general is knowing His voice. Do you know his voice well or are you listening to the voice of a stranger?

The Lord is a good shepherd. Jesus is a good shepherd. The Lord and Jesus are one (John 10:30), and they will never let a single sheep be snatched from their hand (John 10:28-29). We need only to do our part to be good sheep. That means being more intimate with the Lord. Reading His word, praying, and seeking His face daily. Then you can know His voice, follow His path, and rest assured knowing that He has gone before you and He has your back as well.

Devotional Playlist:

Psalm 23 (I Am Not Alone) – People and Songs

Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) – Hillsong United

My Life Is In Your Hands – Kirk Franklin


Check out the previous devotional Enjoy Today: Having Joy in The Day to Day