What everybody ought to know about risk

You call it risk because you don’t know what will happen, and what does happen could be bad. You don’t like bad.

But it could be good! That’s why you take the risk, why you face the fear and make that leap into the unknown.

It can all feel so life and death. Some play it safe. Some say, “If I die I die.”

The Lord is watching. It looks different to him than it does to you.

And he’s chuckling because he knows that in the end you’re safe in his house.

 (if you’re viewing this in email, click HERE to go to the blog to see the short video)

Have you ever taken a risk and discovered God was ‘in the house’ the whole time?

About the Author


Gary Morland helps you feel better about your most challenging family relationships, and helps you actually improve those relationships - all by adopting simple attitudes, perspectives, expectations, and actions (the same ones that changed him and his family).


  1. Carrie

    Yes. I was saved after taking a particular risk. I had a similar discovery in the year after: “Wow-God was with me the whole time and is deeply involved with everything, So Amazing!” Here’s to more risk-taking!

  2. abbie

    “It looks different to him than it does to you.”

    Right now, I am so glad for this. Because what I think is or isn’t happening in me or in others is NOT what is important. What’s important is what God is doing in each of us. And only he can see that.

  3. Teresa R

    I made a bad decision, then took a risk and moved out on my own. God was with me. opening doors and pouring out His favor. He is so Awesome!

  4. Julie Taylor

    I could watch the video all day. If only I had half that courage. Your encouragement helps for sure. Thanks and God bless.

  5. Debbie Petras

    I loved the video and got quite a chuckle. When life hurts I tend to put up my defenses. I guess that is totally unlike this little one. But over time, I am learning that God is trustworthy. When I am in His will I need not fear. Great image to remember and a wonderful encouragement for today Gary!

    • If you know you’re safe, risk feels so different – it’s that ‘knowing’ (believing) part, eh? Thanks Debbie

  6. I loved the video.
    By the way, I appreciate your short, honest bio. I’m happy to have discovered your blog, looking forward to reading more.

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