When You Think You Lack Security in Life (Hint: You Don’t!)

When You Think You Lack Security In Your Life (Hint: You Don't!)

I have a huge need to have a sense of security in life. I’ve been blindsided so many times in the past several years. I’ve become  homeless twice with only a day or two of notice, and I’ve found out that someone I loved very much had been using me the whole time. Because of that, I often have a hard time feeling like my home is really mine, and like the people I love love me back for unselfish reasons. I need frequent reassurance that everything is going well in my life, that there are no surprises; that there is enough money in the bank for all of our needs.

Even when I have all that, though, I still feel like I don’t have any security in my life, like everything is going to come crumbling down at any moment. I’m constantly on high alert, waiting for the rug to be pulled out from beneath me. I realized recently that that isn’t a healthy way to live because it’s extremely unrealistic. Sometimes I’m not going to know what’s going to happen; I’m not a fortune-teller, after all. And that’s totally okay! Do you know why?

Because God has my back.

He’s Working in the Background

God is working for my benefit, even when I can’t see it. When I can’t afford groceries I desperately need so I have to go to a food bank, God is still providing for me. Even though my son needs new winter clothes and I have to buy them from a consignment store, God is still providing for me. Occasionally I have to borrow money from my parents to pay the last $20 on the electric bill, guess what? God is still providing for me. 

But don’t take my word for it. As always, turn to the Bible; specifically, Matthew 6:25-34.

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

 

“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

He Won’t Let Us Fall

God knows what we need, and as long as we turn to Him, he’ll provide them for us. Part of turning to Him is trusting Him; so if you’re panicking because you don’t know how you’re going to get groceries next week, don’t. Just like Matthew 6:27 and 34 says, worrying about tomorrow won’t do you any good, so why bother? That isn’t to say you shouldn’t be looking for ways to solve your problems, it simply means you shouldn’t worry if you don’t immediately find the solution.

God is our safety net. He offers all the security we need. He’s not going to let His followers fall. Trust in God to provide for you, and He will.

"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?" Matthew 6:25

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5 Comments

  1. This is a really great time of year to remember this. The election is turning people’s security topsy turvy! Really appreciate the scripture. I’d also add this one!
    “Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?” Luke 12:26-28

  2. God’s word is so comforting, isn’t it? What a blessing it is to be able to hold fast to His promises. I pray that He will reveal to you the root of your anxiety and fully heal and restore you. Thanks for sharing your post on Grace and Truth!

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