Security

Security.

It’s something that we often fight to have more of.

And if we know the Lord, it’s something we have more than enough of.

For God is more than enough for our yesterdays, todays, and tomorrows. Are you drowning in an ocean of insecurity, doubt, and anxiety just now? I have been swimming in that ocean enough to know how it feels. But God has shown me also how to move from fear to faith. The answer is to know Him more, understand His character and ways, and then step out in trust. So often we spend our days striving for more security by trying to figure out a way to make more money, have more stuff, and a myriad of other desires and ambitions that plague our lives. Little do we realize that all along, God has a plan for us, and has worked out every detail. In Him, our future is secure, though we did not realize it.

David was a man after God’s own heart, and near the end of his life, he clearly began to be concerned about resources, strength, and security. Somehow, though he knew His God intimately, he stepped out of the stream of trust in his God, and decided to count how many men were in Israel and Judah. You can read about it in 2 Samuel 24:1-25. It’s such a good lesson for any of us who long to be more secure in life. David counted his men and discovered there were 800,000 valiant soldiers in Israel and 500,000 in Judah. That would certainly make you feel strong and powerful wouldn’t it! Almost like discovering you had a million dollars in the bank. But once he counted, David was convicted of his sin. He realized in an instant that all those soldiers could never match the power of his God. Earthly power and wealth will never give the security that only God gives us. For His security is eternal and His power is omnipotent. He transforms hearts and lives and calms and comforts anxious souls. Nothing on earth can do those kinds of things.

Now David’s heart troubled him after he had numbered the people. So David said to the Lord, “I have sinned greatly in what I have done. But now, O Lord, please take away the iniquity of Your servant, for I have acted very foolishly.
2 Samuel 24:10 NASB

Be encouraged today, dear friend, if you have experienced a lack of trust in God. Even the great David, the man after God’s own heart, who knew and loved God better than most, became anxious and fearful, and forgot momentarily his Resource beyond all resources.

So what’s the answer? Lay it all down. Look up to your God. Realize that even if you have nothing, you have everything because your God has promised to be your Shepherd, to know you by name, to watch over you, and to provide for you. He will carry you all the way until you enter your eternal home, where you will live forever and ever with Him.

So today, do not worry about your past, present, or future. God says this: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you see me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:11-12 NIV). Draw near to God and He will draw near to you (James 4:8). Walk with Him and talk with Him and experience His peace, safe and secure in His everlasting arms.

♥ Blessings and Grace to You!

Catherine

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