Devotional: Acts 9:1-20
How risk-averse or daring are you while making decisions? Because of the potential for loss or other unfavorable outcomes, many Christians avoid taking risks. The elimination of risks makes intuitive sense from a human perspective. Uncertainty, however, is a normal aspect of the Christian life of faith. Obedience may seem hazardous to us, but God sees no such thing since He is in complete charge of everything and will use it for His good.
In the Bible, we read of actual individuals who trusted God even when faced with the unexpected. Ananias is one of them; he is a disciple whom God has sent to help the freshly converted Saul. By paying a visit to this well-known antichrist, Ananias put his life in danger. After his conversion, Saul too faced danger on a daily basis as he diligently proclaimed the gospel he had persecuted. Both men obeyed in the face of uncertainty, allowing the Lord to do great things through them, because they fixed their minds on God, His character, and His promises.
The place where God is asking you to put your confidence in Him. Remember that every peril you encounter is a chance to see God's faithfulness at work.