put your trust in God, and keep your powder dry

put your trust in God, and keep your powder dry

proverb Give yourself over to the fate that God prescribes, but be prepared to act as and when needed. The phrase refers to gunpowder, which needs to be kept dry in order to work properly. I know this job opportunity didn't work out. Just keep putting your trust in God and keeping your powder dry. In times like these, you've got to put your trust in God, and keep your powder dry.
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Put your trust in God, and keep your powder dry.

 and Keep your powder dry.
Prov. Have faith that God will make sure that you win a conflict, but be prepared to fight well and vigorously. (Supposed to have been said by Oliver Cromwell; powder means gunpowder.) Bill: Am I going to win my lawsuit? Alan: All you can do is put your trust in God, and keep your powder dry.
See also: and, dry, keep, powder, put, trust
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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