“The Will of God will never take you to where the Grace of God will not protect you.”
Truth be told, not sure why this quote caught my attention this morning as one that would get me back to writing a devotion. But it did. Maybe because in the big scheme of things there is in me, as there is in probably most people, the tension between serving God and the need for security. As well as the tension between God’s will and my own ability to discern what is my will and what is His.
The bottom line is our lives are full of uncertainties, full of questions and doubts. Our lives are also full of grace, and love, and strength. With peace, and confidence. And curiosity. A curiosity which at times will embolden us to step through a door we believe God is leading us.
I am reminded of the quote often associated with the martyr John Bradford –
“There, but for the grace of God, go I.”
And also Psalm 124
A song of ascents. Of David.
If the Lord had not been on our side—
let Israel say—
if the Lord had not been on our side
when people attacked us,
they would have swallowed us alive
when their anger flared against us;
the flood would have engulfed us,
the torrent would have swept over us,
the raging waters
would have swept us away.
Praise be to the Lord,
who has not let us be torn by their teeth.
We have escaped like a bird
from the fowler’s snare;
the snare has been broken,
and we have escaped.
Our help is in the name of the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.