I read today of someone who, even though they are very wealthy, with homes all around the world and more money in their bank account than most would be able to spend reasonably in a lifetime, still longed to feel secure.
To be secure means to feel safe, stable, and free from fear or anxiety and it's not necessarily something money can buy. That's because all of us desperately need to have a true heart security, which goes beyond jobs, possessions, our abilities or even our relationships.
I’ve learnt that being secure, especially in an insecure world comes from knowing God, that He is looking after us and we can trust Him.
Many people say that they believe there is a God. But trusting God is different. Trusting and putting our security n God means relying upon Him for the big things in life as well as the everyday decisions and circumstances we face. We learn to trust Him because we've come to understand that He cares about and loves us and that our life is in His hands.
This trust is illustrated in the lives of David as he ran boldly out to fight the giant Goliath, in the faith of Queen Esther approaching the King uninvited knowing she could die, in Daniel in the Lion's den, or in Paul as he suffered shipwreck, snakebite, stoning's, death threat's and imprisonment.
Being secure in an insecure world means that even when we don't deserve it, don't understand the whys, what-ifs, or even what the future fully looks like, we can rely on God because He is good. Because He is good, we can expect good things and rest assured in His strength, power and love to empower and sustain us through every circumstance and season of our lives.
Today be honest with God about the areas you’re struggling to feel secure in, such as your job, finances, relationships, dating, marriage, your health or the health and wellbeing of your loved ones, your image or your future.
Tell God about these things, cast the burden of insecurity upon Him, discover what His word says about your circumstances and future and then rest assured He has everything under control.
"He stooped down to lift me out of danger from the desolate pit I was in, out of the muddy mess I had fallen into. Now he's lifted me up into a firm secure place and steadied me while I walk along his ascending path". (Psalm 40:2 TPT)
"And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever. My people will abide in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and quiet resting places." (Isaiah 32:17-18)
Prayer: Lord, please help me face the things I feel insecure about today and share them with you so that you can take the weight and burden of them so that I might live free. In Jesus name Amen.