While I was praying this morning I wondred how in the world do we ensure our safety yet preserve our freedom? We know what Benjamin Franklin had to say about that. The prophet Jeremiah said this: “But on that day I will rescue you, says the Lord; you shall not be handed over to the men of whom you are aftaid. I will make certain that you do not fall by the sword. Your life shall be spared as booty, because you trusted in me, says the Lord.” (Jeremiah 39: 17-18.
I am not saying or even implying that those who perished died because they did not trust in the Lord. I am saying that only God can ensure my ultimate safety. No true harm can come to my immortal soul when I am in His hands.