Friday, June 11, 2010

Security

Security is a big issue. Whether it is physical, spiritual, or financial security, security is something people think about all around the world. At airports, there are metal detectors. In schools, there are cops. In the financial world, there are IRAs and 401Ks. Spiritually, people are searching for the truth, God, and the answer to the question "Is there life after death?" Where I live, physical security is something we think about more than people do who live in the states. It affects where I go, if I go and if I walk or go by car. It makes me get a little nervous if my son is late getting home from school. It could even mean I spend a little more time at home if security risks are high.

One thing I am learning is that I can make wise choices on what I do or where I go. Anywhere you live that is a must. I am also learning that I can not control the security situation. Every morning, the kids and I read a Psalm at breakfast. These words spoke to where I am at.
Ps 33: 10-22
The Lord foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples. But the plans of the Lord stand forever, the purposes of the heart through all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for an inheritance. From the heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind; from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth- he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do. No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength. A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save. But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine. We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield, in him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love rest upon us o Lord, even as we put our hope in you.
As I read the news and look at the world around me, it is good to be reminded that God's plans and purposes will stand. We can't control the situations around us but God can. Even if we live in a safe fortress, our security is ultimately in God's hands. So as the sayings go, looks are deceiving. God promises that His eyes are on those who fear him and whose hope is in his unfailing love. I want to be one of those people. I want to be a woman whose heart rejoices because I trust in His holy name. So whether we feel safe or not is not the issue. The issue is where does our trust lie.
Dear God, Thank you that you are in control. The world around us is changing. Many are far from you. May we trust in you. May we wait in hope for you. God may your unfailing love rest upon us as we put our hope in you. Amen

1 comment:

Nancy said...

"So whether we feel safe or not is not the issue. The issue is where does our trust lie." --- Amen!