When we don’t understand the circumstances that surround us, it’s easy to be shaken by life’s alarms. Peter’s generation experienced the same thing. His warning was simple: “Do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you” (1 Peter 4:12).
The trials and heartaches of life may sound like a call to evacuate – to run away or to respond to life in ways that are disheartening and destructive. But we would do well to listen more closely to our Lord. The trial may be nothing more than a reminder that our trust is to be in God, not in people. We can trust Him in those times when the alarms start to sound. – Bill Crowder
We can trust our loving Savior
To protect from life’s alarms;
He’s prepared a place of refuge
Safe within His mighty arms. – Hess
Life’s challenges are not designed to break us but to bend us toward God.
- May 12, Vol. 14, Our Daily Bread