One should notice, too, that this protecting faith is one that we require to make our own.
In the apostle's words, we have to take it up, in the same way as we take up our cross.
There is a faith that is part and parcel of our being.
It is ours without any conscious effort.
We believe quite naturally when the sower sows his seed that there will be a harvest in the autumn.
But to believe, when life is stem and sorrowful, that God is with us and loves us as a Father, that is not natural to sinful man.
We have to take it up, in the apostle's words.
We have to use our will in a deliberate effort, if such a faith is to be part of life.
And it is just there that the Lord Jesus makes all the difference to us in our weakness, for God commendeth His love to us in this, that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.
~George H. Morrison~