The safest place in all the world is in the will of God. –Warren Wiersbe
Where is the safest place in the world? According to Independent News, the safest place to live in the world is Iceland. Statistically speaking, Iceland may be the safest place to live, but can one live there or anywhere else safely; unless they are in the will of God?
This is a guest post by Beth Harris. She is a wife, mother, Bible study leader and volunteer editor for markalanwilliams.net.
Although the safest place is in the will of God, I sure haven’t lived this way perfectly. But I did
learn as a new Christian to be careful about taking advice, because, sometimes the counsel that I received was contrary to the Bible.
Many times, when I’ve been uncertain what to do, the Lord has made His will very clear to me through His Word. In that sense it’s been easy to make some decisions, because the Bible was clear, but that doesn’t mean that the decisions themselves were always easy. In fact, the decisions have not always been popular ones. But, in the end God has saved me from a lot of trouble on many occasions, by living according to His will.
Sometimes I have failed to live according to His will and I’ve suffered painful consequences.
However, I am grateful that He has allowed me to learn from the poor decisions I’ve made,
because they are reminders that it’s not worth being outside of His will.
The safest place is in the will of God, but that doesn’t mean we will be immune from suffering. The truth is that sometimes we can be in God’s will and be in grave danger. Just look at the lives of the Apostles or even Jesus Himself. They were all in God’s will, but faced persecution, danger and even death.
However, the safest place is still in the will of God, because we can trust His plans for us due to His flawless character. In other words, His will is best, because He is perfect in wisdom, love, faithfulness, goodness, and He is omnibenevolent which means; “Omni, meaning “all,” and the word benevolent, meaning “good” or “charitable.”
"Praise the LORD! Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.” (Psalm 106:1 NLT)
The will of God is the safest place because, He is with us. Even if everything around us is
crumbling and our lives are in peril, our souls are secure in Christ, and God will remain with us in the midst of all calamities.
Psalm 46:1-3 says, “God is our safe place and our strength. He is always our help when we are in trouble. So we will not be afraid, even if the earth is shaken and the mountains fall into the center of the sea, and even if its waters go wild with storm and the mountains shake with its action.” (NLV)
The safest place for us to live is in the will of God, yet, some people make decisions based on
How can we know God’s will? It’s not always clear and sometimes we need to spend extended
time in prayer and receive Christian counsel along with the Word, to make the right decisions.
The Bible tells us to offer ourselves to God daily as a living sacrifice. This means that we surrender our lives to Him and trust Him to work in us. As we make it a priority to study His Word, He changes our minds and helps us to learn what He wants us to do.
Romans 12:1-2 says, “And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” (NLT)
Here are several Bible verses that reveal God’s will for us. His will for us is:
To be saved (2 Peter 3:9).
To pray always (1 Thessalonians 5:17).
To give thanks (1 Thessalonians 5:18).
To be sanctified (holy) (1 Thessalonians 4:3).
To forgive others (Colossians 3:13).
To love Him (Mark 12:30).
To love others (Mark 12:31).
When we are in the will of God, we can know that we are in the safest place, because we have His blessing and His promises.
"The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.” (Psalm 18:2 NLT)
To live outside of the will of God, is to live a disobedient life that is characterized by sin,
deception and temptation; that can ruin and destroy lives.
However, even if we have chosen to live our own way, we can make a course correction and
choose to follow God’s will. We can confess our sins and receive forgiveness. In addition, we
can either receive Christ as our Lord and Savior if we have not already done so, or recommit our lives to Him if necessary.
In addition, we can ask for God’s help and we can trust Him to empower us to do His will.
Philippians 2:13 says, “For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.” (NLT)
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