5:155 – What’s your security object
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I was sitting at the airport, drinking a coffee, and a family came walking by. One of the kids was holding onto his stuffed animal. I could tell that animal was well-loved and gave that kid a sense of security. My own daughters have had stuffed animals or pillows that they hold to protect them, keep them safe, and provide a sense of security? What is it about these stuffies that make us feel secure? I don’t know but I know when I was younger, I had a stuffed bear that I named Yogi and he helped me feel secure. Some hold onto objects that they believe may provide physical safety like a gun, a mask, or a fence. But what does safety really mean and how can we feel safe?
Many of us don’t have a physical security object to help us feel safe but we hold onto something else.
- What do you hold onto to make you feel safe?
- How do define feeling safe?
- Is it a false sense of security?
- How can your faith in God provide that same feeling?
- Proverbs 18:10 -The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.
- Psalms 12:5 – “Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan, I will now arise,” says the Lord; “I will place him in the safety for which he longs.”
- Hebrews 13:6 – “So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”
The visual provided by Proverbs 18:10 is striking for me. God is a tower, a fortress, a refuge. We run into it, to him, for safety and security. No gun, fence, or stuffie can provide the eternal love and safety that Christ can. Psalms shows us why Christ is here. We are all sins, and much of the lack of safety we feel is due to our sins and the sins of others. He has come to rescue us and make us feel secure in his love.
As we close, remember to think about what you are doing in your life to feel safe and secure. Are those steps really providing security or just the illusion of being safe? How does the love of Christ truly protect us and guide us? He is how I am safe.
Father God, thank you for being with us. You tell us that if you are with us, no one can stand against us. We ask you to help us remove those physical barriers that we think make us safe but only separate us from you and one another. Let us know that only in you are we secure. Only in you can we truly experience what have in store for us. We love you and pray this in your name, Amen.