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


If you could take a pill that imparted encouragement and big picture perspective the whole world would change. In Charlotte, NC I try to help New Life 91.9 radio to be that pill. I also team up with my wife Brenda, and our daughters and sons-in-law, to try to dent the world with a bit of hope and encouragement.

  • 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!

    • http://garymorland.com/ Gary Morland

      I’m with you Carrie

  • 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.

    • http://garymorland.com/ Gary Morland

      Well said. Thank you

  • 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!

    • http://garymorland.com/ Gary Morland

      Awesome Teresa

  • 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.

    • http://garymorland.com/ Gary Morland

      “Courage is fear that has said it’s prayers.” :)

  • 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!

    • http://garymorland.com/ Gary Morland

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

  • http://twitter.com/DanitaClarkAble Danita Clark Able

    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.