December 28Trials and Pain: Nothing to FearYou will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You,because he trusts in You.--Isaiah 26:3The only fear I have is to fear to get out of the will of God.Outside of the will of God, there's nothing I want, and in thewill of God there's nothing I fear, for God has sworn to keep mein His will. If I'm out of His will, that is another matter. Butif I'm in His will, He's sworn to keep me.And He's able to do it, He's wise enough to know how to do itand He's kind enough to want to do it. So really there's nothingto fear.I get kidded by my family and friends about this, but I don'treally think I'm afraid of anything. Someone may ask, "Whatabout cancer? Do you ever fear that you'll die of cancer?" Maybeso, but it will have to hurry up, or I'll die of old age first.But I'm not too badly worried because a man who dies of cancerin the will of God, is not injured; he's just dead. You can'tharm a man in the will of God.Success and the Christian, pp. 80-81."Lord, 'outside of the will of God, there's nothing I want, andin the will of God there's nothing I fear.' Amen."