God knows the dangers that surround our souls. He doesn’t want anything to impede the goal of our spiritual life: union with him. God knows our every weakness and our need for continuous, loving guidance to avoid the dangers that threaten our chances of spending eternity with him in heaven. God longs to be in relationship with us. As a loving parent, he protects us and shields us from harm. Through Jesus, our Savior, he calls us his friends. His Holy Spirit moves in us, with us, through us.
— from the book Created to Relate: God’s Design for Peace and Joy by Kelly M. Wahlquist