Safe and Secure?

From the time I was a little girl, I wanted to feel safe and secure.  

I think we all do.  Chronic illness can cause one to feel anything but safe and secure.  It is as if we are out in a desert, all alone, with no real path to follow.

We never know what will happen next - or what kind of day it will be.  God tells us that we are completely accepted by Him once we have given Him Lordship over our lives.  He also tellsus that we are able to feel secure in Him, even if we don’t feel so with our illnesses.

Here are a few verses we can reflect on when we are feeling scared, lost and alone.

I am secure...

 Romans 8:1-2  I am free from condemnation.

 Romans 8:28 I am assured that God works for my good in all circumstances.

 Romans 8:31-39 I am free from any condemnation brought against me and I cannot be separated from the love of God.

 2 Corinthians 1:21-22 I have been established, anointed and sealed by God.

Colossians 3:1-4 I am hidden with Christ in God.

Philippians 1:6 I am confident that God will complete the good work He started in me.

Philippians 3:20 I am a citizen of heaven.

2 Timothy 1:7  I have not been given a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind.

1 John 5:18  I am born of God and the evil one cannot touch me.

Having Scripture tucked away in our minds (or filed on 3 x 5 cards!) can help us through those times when we just want to say we have been abandoned by God.  His word shows us just how important we are to Him - and how important our security is to Him.

Father God, I think you for Your word.  You have provided so much comfort for us.  Comfort that reaches down through the centuries and takes us by the hand, reassuring us that we are not forgotten or alone.  We are safe and secure - in You. Amen and amen

 © deni weber 2010-2015