“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, 5 who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”
– 1 Peter 1:3-5
The means by which we are guarded from the monsoon of life and brought home to the Lord – the means by which that is accomplished – is the power of God:
“…by God’s power are being guarded…”
However the power of God does this guarding work in us through faith:
We will only enter the joy of our Master if our faith has endured to the end…..however, our faith is enabled to endure “by God’s power.”
God gives (Ephesians 2:8-9) and sustains (1 Peter 1:5) our faith….and so we are kept – like a candle flame in a windstorm – kept from stumbling and brought safely home by the sovereign grace of our Lord.