He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, 2 Corinthians 1:10
Deadly problems face many people all around the world. Some are more serious than others, but nearly all people face something that is dangerous.
Sickness is one of the most common deadly things people face. In some parts of the world, war is a common thing to have to deal with on a daily basis. Fear of not making it through the situation or what is next is common.
As Paul opens his second letter to the Corinthian church, he tells the people about the truth of his facing many dangerous trials. However, he points out God had already delivered them from deadly perils many times, and believes He will continue to do so.
Along with all the normal life perils that everyone has to deal with, believers can add in danger of persecution. In some areas of the world, this is not very high…yet, but in other areas death by persecution is a daily reality. Regardless of where a believer lives, however, there are daily struggles and perils that they must face.
One thing every believer must always remember is what has God already brought him through. When one recovers from a major illness or injury, God has brought him through a deadly peril. If God had prevented a near major accident, God has brought him safely through a deadly peril. These things should never be forgotten.
If God has already done this for the believer once, He will do it again. Believers can have the assurance that God is faithful and will deliver again and again, until the believer’s work on this earth is complete.
Think of all of the many times God has brought you through some very difficult, and maybe even deadly situations. See those deliveries as being done by the hand of God delivering you so that you can continue the work He has for you to do.
Now as you face another deadly peril that is coming at you, and you cannot appear to be able to stop it, trust God to deliver you again at the right time. Do not allow fear to overtake you and cause you to turn away and run.
Put your hope in God, knowing He will take care of you.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will remember all the things God has delivered you from; that you will trust God will deliver you from troubles in front of you; and that you will have God’s peace in your heart as you continue to do His work.