I am the Lord's and he is mine. “And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen” 2 Timothy 4: 18.
Regardless of the afflictions and fiery trials that we must pass through in the course of our lifetime here on earth, we who believe God's word have the assurance that we will be delivered from the workers of iniquity and every evil work, and we will ultimately find ourselves safe and secure in the heavenly kingdom.
Jesus was in the boat with his disciples, and he commanded them to depart for the other side of the lake, and though they encountered a storm at sea that all but overwhelmed them, the die had been cast and the decree had been given to depart to the other coast. When the disciples being afraid in the midst of the storm, awoke our Lord from sleep, he asked them; “where is your faith?”
Christian brother and sister, let us take a good look at our own individual situation. It may be at the moment we are almost completely overwhelmed by our “storm at sea”, as it were, our problems, our fears and fiery trials; but where is our faith? We have the infallible, unfailing word of God which assures us that the Lord will carry us safely to the other shore.
“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep, The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.” Psalm121.