Under heaven’s lock and key, we are protected by the most efficient security system available—the power of God.
There is no way we will be lost in the process of suffering. No disorder, no disease, not even death itself can weaken or threaten God’s ultimate protection over our lives . . . .
“God stands between you and all that menaces your hope or threatens your eternal welfare,” James Moffatt wrote. “The protection here is entirely and directly the work of God.”
Two words will help you cope when you run low on hope: accept and trust.
Accept the mystery of hardship, suffering, misfortune, or mistreatment. Don’t try to understand it or explain it. Accept it.
Then, deliberately trust God to protect you by His power from this very moment to the dawning of eternity.
Excerpted from Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom for the Way (Nashville: J. Countryman, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2001). Copyright © 2001 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.