Who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. (1 Peter 1:5)
“Where there’s a will, there’s a way” is a popular proverb embraced by many cultures. It celebrates the sheer determination of the human will to accomplish anything, no matter how difficult or impossible it may seem.
Sometimes we fall into the trap of that proverb’s thinking. We want to take the bull by the horns, map out our future, organize our schedule, and fix any problem that drops in our lap. That’s what we’re supposed to do, right?
But there is one thing that the willpower of humans can never accomplish: the salvation of the soul. When the task is too difficult or suffering comes, we must face it—our best-laid plans and sheer determination aren’t enough to save us.
I’m thankful that we don’t have to save ourselves. God’s power is greater, and his plans are better than any of ours. He not only provided a way of salvation and a promise of a final salvation to come, but he is saving us today. Even when trials come, let’s hang on to the truth that his salvation for us is safe in his keeping every moment of every day.
Perhaps, a better proverb might be, “Where there is living hope, there is a way.” Jesus Christ is that living hope providing God’s full and free salvation to all who believe. What an incredible gift!
Trust that God’s power is shielding you today.
Angela Alvarado serves as the assistant editor for the Communication and Administration Division of The Wesleyan Church. She is a graduate of Wesley Seminary, Marion, Indiana.
© 2023 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.