We live in a world of trials of every kind. If not disease, then some other threat such as earthquakes and eruptions, recessions and climate change are all beyond human intervention for the most part. We really have nowhere else to go other than to trust this God who promises to provide protection and refuge, but how far can we take this trust of ours? Will the promise fail if our trust is less than a hundred percent?
To the nominal believer, it is easy to fade when the chips are down. If we don’t know God beyond what we have heard or read about, then can we expect this theoretical God to materialise when we want him? Surely something beyond our intellectual knowledge is required to make connection with a God who goes beyond the natural. Are we ready to enter the spiritual and the supernatural?
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit personalises the Christ within us in a way that cannot be explained or replicated in any other way. It is only then that we discover that we truly have been “found”. Every other thing about us pales in significance. The Lord has declared a personal interest in us, and from here on our relationship with Him will be effortlessly personal too.
Whatever our past, there is no time like the present to reach for His confirmation. Once received, we can easily believe that, yes, of course He will want to protect us from harm.