THE PROBLEM OF INSECURITY
We have focused on the two Sauls in Scripture, the one who failed because of his insecurity. He didn’t trust God. The other who went all the way to death, secure and at peace, because he believed God’s promises.
The problem of insecurity is unbelief. When we refuse to take God at His Word, we put our confidence in things or people that are bound to fail us – money and possessions, fame, physical beauty, or achievements. All are worldly crutches which will not last.
“Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father but are from this world. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.”
1 John 2:15-17 NLT
We can only be secure and at peace when we trust and live in what God has said about us. Our condition was hopeless – helpless sinners, separated from God, guilty, condemned, and headed for eternal death until God stepped in.
Jesus died in our place. He took our sin, paid our debt and removed sin’s guilt and power forever.
We are now forgiven, cleansed, redeemed, and set free from sin’s power, restored to fellowship with God, filled with and led by the Holy Spirit, given God’s nature, united to Jesus, adopted into God’s family, loved by God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, part of the Body of Christ, His Bride, and eagerly awaiting His return.
As if that is not enough, God has promised us an eternity in His presence, in His Kingdom, with eternal rewards we are yet to discover.
How, then, can we ever be insecure in a topsy-turvy world unless we don’t believe what God has promised.
“By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvellous glory and excellence. And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires. In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises…”
2 Peter 1:3-5a NLT
We have only ourselves to blame if we are not secure and at peace regardless of what goes on around us.
O God, forgive my foolishness for not believing every promise you have made regarding my security in you. I doubt your Word because your promises seem to be too good to be true.
But you, God are true. You said, “I am who I am.” That means that you are always true to yourself. You can never go back on what you have said.
Lord, please help my unbelief. I choose to take your promises at face value and make them my own. In an uncertain world, I need the security of your unchanging Word based on your unchanging character.
Thank you, Lord, for rescuing me and setting my feet on the solid rock of your truth.
THE PROBLEM OF INSECURITY