The Five Minute Friday word is safe.
“I can’t guarantee you won’t get it.” I told my fearful child who wanted to be assured of an absolute—and positive—outcome. “I don’t have control over it. But, you can . . .” I listed out reasonable safeguards.
Disease, parasites, injury and all kinds of harm come with living in this world. We don’t often think about it until it hits us in the face.
We all want to orchestrate our lives to avoid pain, but that isn’t going to happen on this side of eternity.
How can we sleep at night without spinning solutions late into the night?
One thing I know: God is the only one who can keep anyone safe. Safety is more about position of heart, resting in his sovereignty, than a man-made plan.
Where do you position your heart and mind when you feel unsafe?
My first reaction to unsafe feelings is often problem solving. I do research and look to what I can do to make my world feel safer. What I want to do instead is to pray first. Yes, I want to seek information and walk in wisdom, but aligning myself to God is a better first decision.
When I focus on who God is, I have a better chance at resting in him.
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