“Provide horses for Paul so that he may be taken safely to Governor Felix.” – Acts 23:24
In this passage, Paul is being held prisoner and the Jews had stirred themselves up to kill him. They had proclaimed they would not eat or drink until he had been killed. And yet we see this Roman soldier take to Paul’s defense. He delivers him safely to the Governor and away from trouble. Now the soldier did this because He was afraid that Paul, a Roman Citizen, would be killed on his watch. But in the end, it did not matter, God worked to protect Paul, even without Paul having to lift a finger.
In our lives God works the same way. We do not always see it and we don’t always know it until it is already happening but God protects us and delivers us from unseen trials and dangers in our lives. God will use whatever means necessary to accomplish His task. We see this in Paul and we also see this in Pharaoh in the Old Testament. God often uses the unbelieving to accomplish the tasks in the Kingdom, that is just how power and awesome a God we serve.
So, when you feel the pressures and battles of life closing in, remember God is working to deliver the faithful. Also remember that He is fighting battles unseen and protecting you from many of the pitfalls that life can offer up.
Be thankful today for those unseen dangers that He has delivered you from. Be thankful that we serve a God that is far greater than we can possibly imagine or comprehend. There is just something reassuring about being friends with a God that is that powerful.