He's Not Safe.


"Praise God that He hasn't changed - He's still the same wonder-working God who walked with Peter on the water.  He still does the unexpected.  But we have to do our part.  We have to keep our eyes on Him.  In the process, He may change our attitudes, our expectations, our habits, our health - whatever needs changing.  He can do anything - He's God.  You can trust Him and count on Him.  He is faithful.

Faithful, but not predictable.  Things may not turn out how you want.  In C.S. Lewis' The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, Susan asked Mr. Beaver about Aslan saying, "Is he - quite safe?"  Mr. Beaver replied, "Safe?  Who said anything about safe?  'Course he isn't safe.  But he's good.  He is the King, I tell you."  You can know that wherever your journey with Him leads, it will be good.

Believe God is able.  Trust Him.  But know that believing and trusting aren't the same as setting yourself up for bitter disappointment if He doesn't answer you the way you hope He will.  God is calling us to true faith."
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