The definition of security is “structuring my life around that which is eternal and cannot be destroyed or taken away.” Many people strive to obtain wealth, approval, and pleasure, but do not find peace. Peace comes when our minds are fixed on the Lord and we are trusting in Him rather than in material belongings. “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee” (Isaiah 26:3). True security, that which cannot be destroyed or taken away, comes when you live for what will last for eternity.
The opposite of security is anxiety. People tend to worry. Sometimes they worry about what they think they need but don’t have. When they get the desired item, then they worry that it may be lost! Anxiety can be overcome by resting in God’s goodness, trusting that He has a plan and a purpose for your life, and believing He provides for His will to be done. “In the Lord put I my trust” (Psalm 11:1a).
- Do I find peace in circumstances just knowing that my Heavenly Father loves me?
- Am I trusting in what I have done or in what God has done for my salvation?
- Do I pray for a closer walk with the Lord, or are my prayers more often for material things?
- Do I put higher priority on strengthening my life spiritually or on building my physical skills and strength?
- If I lost all my money or possessions, would I have lost everything, or would I still have eternal treasures?
- Am I investing my time, money, and talents toward meeting the needs of others?
- Would losing my money or possessions diminish my inner peace?
- Am I worried about the future, or am I trusting God?
- Are my decisions based on Biblical truth rather than on my thoughts and feelings?
More About Security
God enables me to:
Be assured of eternal life.
Rely on Him for protection.
Rest in His provision.
Invest my time in things that last.
Beware of dependence on money for happiness.
Correct unsafe conditions.
Stand on firm foundations.
Replace fear with trust.
Withstand the storms of life.
Trust Him with my future.
Security in Scripture
Relying on God through a Storm
Revealed in Nature
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