Do you remember the song, “Every Little Step” by Bobby Brown? If not, all good, this is old school R&B from 1988. It makes me nostalgic as I think about some great days and music. This particular song was a hit for its moment of fame and it is one that sticks with you forever. Some days random songs pop in my mind and I’ll start singing them and can’t shake it for a day or two. My wife laughs at me as she hears me do my best rendition of a song we listened to as kids. Then, I begin to teach the song to my kids and let them experience the wonder of my childhood. Yeah, this doesn’t work.
However, this song speaks big truth in our faith.
Every little step we take, God is with us! Think about that promise and what it means for our lives. In the unknown, He is there. In the dark place, He is there. In the lonely places, He is there. In the scary places, He is there. In the pain and in the struggle, He is there. This promise is the comfort of our faith because wherever we go, He is there. The truth is, we’re never alone in God. He’s with us daily and this means, we can overcome anything thrown our way. Our challenge is to be awaken to the reality of His presence and draw close to Him in all circumstances of our lives. A lot of times people hear that God is with them, but they don’t feel that He is and I understand that. However, we’re as close to God as we want to be, so it’s our job to reach for Him and invite Him into our stuff.
He’s not hiding, He’s not playing religious games and He’s not mad at you. He’s mad about you!
He loves you and His joy is to be close to you; therefore, with every little step we take, we know He’s there and He’s watching over us. How powerful is that? When we receive this, fear is defeated, insecurities wash away and our hearts are healed. We can face today and tomorrow because of who He is and we can overcome anything because He is there.
I love the promise we have in Proverbs 3:5-6 –
“5. Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. 6. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.”
This is challenging because we are tempted to trust in our path. We like to be in control and to do things our way. Have you noticed? But this is where we get in trouble. Our ability hits its ceiling. Our strength runs out. Our ingenuity has no more ideas and our plan doesn’t work. This happens over and over again as we struggle with power and control issues. However, this is not all bad. In fact, it takes these things to happen for us to realize how limited we are and how BIG God is!
When I know He’s with me in every little step I take, I can walk by faith!
Fear is the greatest thing holding us back from trusting His path and His will for our lives. Letting go is scary, but necessary to find what He has for us. When I let go of what I have, I receive what He has. So what does He have? His path is peace and victory. His plan is great and fulfilling. His promises are true and everlasting. His power is unlimited and His grace is sufficient. Sound pretty good? I think so; therefore, with every little step we take, He’s there and I can trust Him with everything.
The belief that He’s with us is monumental and it determines so much in our faith. This may sound simple but if we get this down in our heart, our heart will have courage to do what He says. The unknown becomes an opportunity. Fear becomes a stepping stone into faith. Hurts are a chance to be healed and setbacks are the next comebacks for God through me. This attitude comes from a belief that He is with me and that His plan is good and not of evil. This isn’t fantasy, it’s reality in Jesus, so believe He’s with you in every little step. He’s there right now as you’re reading this and He has you in the palm of His hand.
So, what are you facing today?
Whatever it is, Jesus is there and you’re not alone. He paid too great a price for you when He died and rose again. His plan is sealed and His will is good for you, so reach up and have it. Every little step you take, He is there. Through the quagmire of life, He is there. Through the maze of decisions, He is there. Through the ups and downs of relationships, He is there. Through the good and bad, He is there. It’s every little step He sees so let Him invade your life, He’ll make it right!
His promise in Hebrews 13:5 says – “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Believe this today because Bobby Brown was right, every little step I take, you will be there and we’ll be together. That’s what God is saying today and that’s what He’s doing. Be bold, be strong, be courageous, be steadfast, be immovable, be determined and be humble. Your God is coming through for you.
Have a great week and every little step you take, He’s there!