Acts 28:3 But when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat, and fastened on his hand. 4 So when the natives saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, “No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he has escaped the sea, yet justice does not allow to live.” 5 But he shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm.

There are going to be some things in our lives that surprisingly hurt us. We may get in a car accident, we may experience infidelity in our marriage, we may experience a sudden sickness, or we may lose a loved one. Those things hurt. But like Paul’s snake bite, the situation may hurt us, but it won’t destroy us.

When we understand the Blessing that is at work in our lives and when we understand the covering that we have through Jesus Christ, we’ll realize nothing can destroy us.

Certain things may hurt us for a moment, but as we trust in God to deal with the pain we’re experiencing, He’ll remove the pain and cause any negative situation to work out for our good (Rom. 8:28).