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Sep062017

The safest place is in the will of God

Photo Credit: Getty/Blend Images/Andersen RossArticle By Nyla Ortega // EEW Magazine Spiritual

Some people will tell you the safest place you can be is in the will of God, while others will tell you that the will of God is dangerous, but worth staying in.

What many people seem to miss is that these two views do not contradict each other, but complement one another.

While it's true that God’s will can put you in dangerous situations, at the same time, it is the safest place you can be. To further illustrate this point, let's look at 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 NIV:

 “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.”

These pair of verses present a perfect balance of the two ideas: safety and danger. Verse 9 says we are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair. The Christian life is summed up perfectly in those few words. We will face battles we don’t know how to win, experience pressure we don’t think we can handle, and be threatened and persecuted for doing what is right.

But Psalm 46:1 also says our God is an ever-present help in trouble, and it’s true.

During the forty-day flood, because Noah obeyed God’s will and built the ark, he and his family survived (Genesis 6-8). They were in the midst of the storm, but the Lord protected them from the flood.

The widow of Zarephath gave her last meal to a man she knew not, and because she obeyed the word of the Lord, God gave her an endless supply of ingredients to keep her family fed (1 Kings 17:7-16).

The Lord will never forsake us when we are in His will. We may not be able to handle the pressure, but He can. We might be too weak to carry on, but we are not relying on our own strength; we rely on the strength of the One who gave us the task.

God will not let you be destroyed when you are following His will, and no weapon can prosper against you when you are doing the work of the Lord (Isaiah 54:17).

John 16:33 promises us that we will face troubles, but it also tells us to take heart, because Jesus has already overcome these things—and we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us (Romans 8:37). Following Christ is far from easy, but we are safe in His will.

We will be bruised, but never beaten.

We will be opposed, but never overcome.

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