By Rachel Hammett

“All I want is to feel safe and secure.”

Have you ever heard that before? Have you ever said that before? We value our security; as Americans we pride ourselves in it. Security can be found in independence (I can meet all my own needs) and it is also found in dependence (I will trust this person to meet all my needs). I think, as women in particular, we value our security in life (knowing that everything is going to work out okay in the end). But what exactly is security and how does it relate to my relationship with God?

Security is not just a feeling; it is a truth. Security, by definition, is a freedom – freedom from danger, worry, fear, risk – and it is a well-founded confidence. Security is much more than just an emotion. In fact, if my security is in something that is not a truth (ie: a person who is fallible, a financial situation which could change, or just the fact that the sun is shining) then it is just emotion. If I am trusting in something that can change, it is not well-founded and rather than freedom, I find myself in bondage to the change which is inevitable. In contrast, I can still be secure when my emotions are wreaking havoc on my life and when everything that is familiar is ripped apart. I just have to find the truth and well-founded confidence in which to put my security.

Now, tell me, where would I find truth and well-founded confidence in which to put my security? Aren’t you glad we have God’s Word for that?

I can be secure because of:

God’s Unconditional Love for me – “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that HE LOVED US.” 1 John 4:10
God’s Strength and Courage, just when I need it – “Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.” Psalm 27:14

God’s Peace, passing all understanding – “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7

God’s Direction – “In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:6

And above all else, the thing that gives the most security, God’s Unchanging Ways – “God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent: hath He said, and shall He not do it? or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good?” Number 23:19


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