The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
—Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV)
This verse represents the ultimate guarantee of hope and help. When we are on the verge of something new—a job, relationship, family, or neighborhood—we may easily go from excitement to anxiety. In these times, having firm assurance that all will be well can change everything. It can give us peace of mind and alleviate all our worries.
In Divine Guarantee, author Dr Chinyere Almona shares her own experiences of venturing into the unknown at different stages in life and desiring certainty that even if something goes wrong, things will still turn out well. The words of encouragement in the verse above assured her that God would be with her and helped her know that there are no guarantees except those given by the God who made the heavens and the earth.
If you are in the middle of major transitions or significant uncertainties, you too can find hope and assurance as you contemplate something new, difficult, or problematic. This personal testimony and study seeks to guide you toward a better understanding of the assurance and peace of mind that comes only from God.