‘Ooh!’ said Susan, ‘I’d thought he was a man. Is he—quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion.’
‘That you will, dearie, and no mistake,’ said Mrs. Beaver; ‘if there’s anyone who can appear before Aslan without their knees knocking, they’re either braver than most or else just silly.’
‘Then he isn’t safe?’ said Lucy.
‘Safe?’ said Mr. Beaver; ‘don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ’Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you'” (C. S. Lewis, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe).
If I had to choose, I’d pick good over safe any day of the week.
I’m not about taking risks for the sake of taking risks, but I also know that if you’re always playing it safe, you’ll never branch out and try anything new. You’ll miss out on so many of life’s experiences.
Stepping out in faith isn’t always safe, but it is always knowing that whatever the outcome, God is good and God is able.