Have you ever heard someone say that the safest place in the world is the center of God’s will? Maybe you’ve said it yourself. I am sure I’ve offered it in assurance countless times – even whispering it to myself when I was afraid of something God was speaking to my heart.
I recently read a blog post that has made me rethink this common statement. Stacey Pardoe’s post, “Why the Center of God’s Will Isn’t Always Safe” was in the first link-up I ever participated in. It was on the Raising Homemakers link up in April, and the title caught my attention. I clicked on it, read the post, and haven’t been able to get it off my mind.
Pardoe wrote, “In our culture, safety implies protection from danger. It implies a life in which risk is minimal and there is little chance of pain, suffering, or injury”.
Further, there tends to be a misconception that once you become a Christian, your life gets easy or simple or you don’t have any more worries.
This is far from the truth.
Many of you have stories involving pain, suffering, and loss. I’ve shared some of mine and begun to highlight those of some others, too.
So, Pardoe re-words the sentence by changing one, solitary word, and more firmly aligns the adage with Truth. When we understand this familiar saying the way she has re-framed it, we can really understand what it is like to walk with God and be in the center of His will.
No, it isn’t safe.
Oftentimes, it feels crazy or worse!
But when you’re doing His will, you’re always secure! Thank goodness!
Take a few moments and click over to Pardoe’s post, “Why the Center of God’s Will Isn’t Always Safe.”
What do you think? Does this rewording seem more accurate based on your knowledge of the Bible and of the lives of Christ-followers?
Would you share examples of times when being in His will wasn’t safe, but you were certainly secure?