“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” ~ 1 Peter 1:3-5, NKJV
Sometimes salvation seems like such a lofty, far off term. I have a perennial problem with being short-sighted. I see the challenges in front of me and they are all that occupy my thoughts. I end up consumed by worry or doubt or by making plans for whatever I think needs done, and I become dizzied by all this needless concern.
But I have a living hope. I have been lavished with abundant mercy. If the God who poured Himself out for me has also drenched me with hope and blessing and love, why do I get lost in the concerns and stresses of this life?
Remember, my thin heart, that He has not only loved you, not only given you hope and mercy, but he keeps you. You have an inheritance that will not spoil, will not be taken, cannot be lost, because He keeps you secure.
Like a city surrounded by an unshakeable wall whose gates are guarded by unfailing watchers, I am kept by the hand of God. Nothing could be more secure.