Safe in divine Love’s ‘comfort zone’

How can we be assured of safety? By staying in familiar surroundings with our family or trusted friends, or in our hometown or country? Is God’s care present for those whose circumstances don’t include family, stable government, or the rule of law? Can we really trust God to open our eyes to His presence even when we are out of our “comfort zone”?

We can discover more about God’s ever-present care, even when circumstances separate us from what’s been our most cherished sense of home and safety.

A central message of the Bible is that God cares for all creation, even in the most challenging of situations. In the book of Acts, the Apostle Paul and fellow prisoners were far from home and comfort when imprisoned on a ship, experiencing several days of storms at sea. Paul spoke to those on the ship about his confidence in God’s care: “I urge you now to keep up your courage, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship. For last night there stood by me an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I worship, and he said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul: … God has granted safety to all those who are sailing with you’ ” (Acts 27:22–24, New Revised Standard Version). 

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God preserves us
January 15, 2018

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