(Proverbs 11:8 KJV) The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.
Deliverance can take many forms. It is my belief that God shields us from a bag full of tragedy and we are not even aware of it. I notice it sometimes when I hesitate briefly at a green light and some clown comes plowing through, running the red. If I had been quick off the dime I would have been road kill. Guardian angels don’t get enough credit. How many times have I been on an airplane of coughing and come off unscathed? How many times did I have students cough in my face and the germs all died?
Sometimes we are delivered because it never occurs to us to do evil. I have never drifted, or charged, into infidelity. If I think about it I can think of a few times where the offer was there but I didn’t even notice it. If I wanted to really think about it I might find a lot of situations that would have gone completely different if I had been willing to be “wicked” (7563).
So? Think of it as built in Scotchguard or some such chemical. “Trouble” (6869a) beads up instead of soaking in. Praise God.