Taking Risks

Facing danger with the Lord is always better than seeking safety apart from Him.


Read: Acts 9:1-20

Do you like playing it safe, or are you more adventurous in your choices? Many Christians don’t like risk because the outcome is uncertain and may involve loss or other unwanted results. From a human viewpoint, eliminating potential harm makes sense. But for Christians, uncertainty is part of walking by faith. There are times when obedience may seem risky to us, but from God’s perspective, there’s no danger since He controls all things and never fails to accomplish His purposes.

The Bible tells of real people who obeyed the Lord in unpredictable situations. One of them is Ananias, a disciple sent by God to minister to the newly converted Saul. Ananias risked his life by visiting this notorious opponent of Christianity. Saul, too, lived with risk after his conversion, facing peril almost every day of his life as he obediently preached the same gospel that he’d previously opposed. By focusing on God, His character, and His promises, both of these men obeyed despite uncertainty and were used greatly by the Lord.

Where is God calling you to trust Him?

Remember, each time you face risk, it’s an opportunity to experience His faithfulness firsthand.

By  Charles Stanley
Used by Permission


Further Reading

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•  Lies – Speaking the Truth or Speaking Lies

•  Salvation Explained


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