Solomon tells his son that God stores up sound wisdom (or victory) for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity, guarding the paths of justice and watching over the way of his saints (Proverbs 2:7-8). This implies that as a general rule, you can expect victory if you are upright, protection if you walk in integrity, and divine security if you’re faithful to God. This is not a guarantee in all circumstances, but a principle you can generally count on. Every who is walking with the Lord is on a path and God protects you without you even knowing it. In the Old Testament the Lord is called a consuming fire that goes out in advance of his people, fighting for them and doing battle with their enemies. In the New Testament Paul providentially uncovers a plot to kill him and was lowered down the city wall in a basket to escape (Acts 9:23-25). The paths of saints are guarded by a sovereign God. Consider how many life altering decisions you didn’t make, and realize God was watching over your way and had a better outcome in mind.