Inspirational Thought of the Day:
Security is not found in what we think we own or deserve, but in Christ alone.
Psalm 16:1-2 (NIV)
1 “A miktam of David. Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge. 2 I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.”
Psalm 16:5 (Net bible)
5 “LORD, you give me stability and prosperity; you make my future secure. 7 I will praise the LORD who guides me; yes, during the night I reflect and learn. 8 I constantly trust in the LORD; because he is at my right hand, I will not be upended. 9 So my heart rejoices and I am happy; My life is safe. 10 You will not abandon me to Sheol; you will not allow your faithful follower to see the Pit. 11 You lead me in the path of life; I experience absolute joy in your presence; you always give me sheer delight.”
Security. Something everyone wants deep in their soul, yet something not found on this earth. We live in an insecure world that alters at a frantic pace. We cannot count on anything or anyone around us fully, for everything is temporal and subject to change. But in all the confusion of constant metamorphoses around us and a high influx of ever-increasing knowledge, we can be still, know our God and be confident in Him.
It is not until we are in a place of having nearly lost everything that we recognize all that He had given to us. In that place of sorrow over losing what we thought was ours, we gain a new perspective. The temporary gifts were not meant to be owned, but to be cherished and shared, praising and thanking God for the time we had them.
Any position, status, relation – all are not something we have a right to. Humbly, we are the recipients of His grace and gifts for His glory. We get off track when we are in pursuit of comfort and security or getting back what was ours before, instead of pursuing God.
We are each born with different circumstances we think we own or wish we didn’t. Yet all, whether born privileged or underprivileged, can have this seemingly evasive security – in Christ.
God has good plans for us – but our hope is not in those good plans, but in Him – our living hope and security.
Oh Lord, You are my fortress, my refuge and place of joy! I do not want to run to anything or anyone before You! Thank you for the security You have provided in Your Word and in knowing You. When the world screams insecurity, You hold us and speak Your promises. I love you, Lord!
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