"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."
On Thursday I'm going in for some oral surgery. I have a very strange mouth. My dentist has called it "an orthodontic challenge." Yaay! That's just what you want to hear. Anyway, I'm missing 4 adult teeth, 2 on each side. Thursday I'm going in to have the first operation done so that i can get implants. Yikes! So while my mind has been consumed this week with thoughts of the surgery, what could go wrong, etc I keep guiding my thoughts back to Deuteronomy 31:6
Be strong and courageous
DO NOT BE AFRAID
the Lord goes with you
He will NEVER leave you nor forsake you!
What incredible promises our God has given us!! He knows our hearts, knows that we are "prone to wander," prone to fear and doubt. So He gives us promises like these to keep our faces towards Him. I know that I will sit there in that chair absolutely shaking, trying to hold back tears (I sobbed last time i had oral surgery lol!). But I also know that my God is with me and He will NOT leave me. He will quiet my fears and hold me close through it all!