Thursday, January 03, 2008
We all want to be safe, protected, and secure. But so often the ways we look for this doesn't work. We think that if we have a good job, we will be secure. But what if we lose the job? We think that if we have good health, we are secure. But what about when our health fails us? We think that if we are financially secure, all will be well. But life is more than being secure in these ways. Our only real security can be found in the One who created us; God.
This last year I again decided to read the devotional "My Utmost for His Highest," by Oswald Chambers. On the last day of 2007 he talked about security. Let me share a little of what he wrote:
Security from Yesterday. "...At the end of the year we turn with eagerness to all that God has for the future, and yet anxiety is apt to arise from remembering the yesterdays. Our present enjoyment of God's grace is apt to be checked by the memory of yesterday's sins and blunders. But God is the God of our yesterday's, and He allows the memory of them in order to turn the past into a ministry..."
Security for To-morrow. " 'For the Lord will go before you.'...God's hand reaches back to the past and makes a clearing-house for conscience."
Security for To-day. " 'For you shall not go out with haste.' As we go forth into the coming year, let it not be in the haste of impertuous, unremembering delight, nor with the flight of impulsive thoughtlessness, but with the patient power of knowing that the God of Israel with go before us..."
Security comes from knowing that God is the God of our yesterday, today, and tomorrow. With God on our side, we have nothing to fear. We can live each day knowing that God has our best in mind, and will guide us into a wonderful life that God has envisioned for us.