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My husband of 30 years and I do something unconsciously for the most part….we look back.

Like flicking your eyes to the windshield’s rear view mirror, we do the same in life. We take a glance behind us AS WE ARE STILL MOVING FORWARD.

The quick glance behind does several things….

It reminds us from where we came.  And in the reminding, we remember…

GOD IS FAITHFUL.

GOD WAS ALWAYS PRESENT.

GOD SAW AND KNEW.

It allows us to know what is coming up on our rear.  And in that moment of seeing what’s there, we know that…

GOD PROTECTS.

GOD DIRECTS.

GOD WARNS.

It recalls to mind how far we have traveled.  And in looking back as the road winds behind and out of sight…

GOD WAS WITH US.

GOD HELD OUR HAND.

GOD SAW OUR PROGRESS.

Looking back takes but a second to recall the emotions, situations, words, and experiences felt.  In those seconds of looking back in the rearview mirror, I see a scared young woman and an uncertain young man trying their best to make life, marriage, kids, and careers work.  I see the failures and the victories.  I see the mistakes and the forgiveness.  I see the moments of throwing in the towel and the lifetime of putting one foot in front of the other to GET WHERE GOD WANTS US TO GO.

But most of all, looking back recalls the one thing I need to remember each and every day I awake to another sunrise.

GOD HAS NEVER BEFORE, NOR EVER WILL, LEAVE OR FORSAKE ME!

And that’s some cooling shade for this soul!  I hope it refreshes you too.

Take a moment to look back and be grateful for all God has done in your life.  And be encouraged that because HE DID IT BEFORE, HE WILL DO IT AGAIN!

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