If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you. (Calvin Coolidge, 30 US president)

Remember Murphy’s law? Joe Btfsplk was a character in the satirical comic strip Li’l Abner by cartoonist Al Capp. He was well-meaning but was “the world’s worst jinx.” His “bad luck” always affected others. But that’s all stuff in the funnies. Coolidge was right. Not every potential misfortune will hit you, and you have to look beyond that to the rich opportunities ahead.

Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be at your side and will keep your foot from being snared (Proverbs 3:25-26).