“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take” – Proverbs 3: 5-6
Friend, you may have read this verse a thousand times before, and you may know it by heart. Many of us have heard it growing up with hundred different explanations, and different revelations, shared by men or women of God. Likewise, insecurity is a feeling that is familiar to a lot of us. This feeling or belief system is common, even to supermodels or athletes.
Insecurity doesn’t just attack alone. Anxiety usually follows suit.
Webster’s Dictionary has a few definitions for insecurity, do you identify with any of these? (I know I do!);
1a: deficient in assurance: beset by fear and anxiety (e.g.: always felt insecure in a group of strangers)
b: not highly stable or well-adjusted (e.g.: an insecure relationship)
2: not confident or sure: Uncertain (feeling somewhat insecure of his reception)
3: not adequately guarded or sustained: Unsafe (e.g.: an insecure investment)
4: not firmly fastened or fixed: Shaky (e.g.: the hinge is loose and insecure)
A synonym for insecure is unsecured, meaning not secured properly to something. (Webster’s)
Keeping all this in mind, the question to ask today is where does our security lay?
If I dare to go one step deeper, I would ask, where or in whom does my trust lay?
Could it be that I allow myself to endure the mind disturbing anxiety because I trust in my fears? Or in the circumstances and facts that surround me? Going even deeper: Is the word of God the final truth for me, or is it what I am perceiving around me today?
“But blessed are those who trust in the LORD and have made the LORD their hope and confidence”– Jeremiah 17:7. This I believe is the Bible’s response to overwhelming anxiety and insecurity.
Friends, we were not made to place our trust in another human being, a place, or a thing, or in feelings, or in emotions. Those will never measure up. We were made to place our trust in God.
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly” – Matthew 11: 28-30 (MSG).
There is always a choice to be made. And, it has to be a choice we make of our own free will, strengthened by faith, that we will live today and every day after, placing our trust in Jesus.
Whatever the fear is or whatever the question is, let us answer it with “I choose to trust in Jesus. He’s got me”. He experienced humanity to identify with you and me. He died for you and me. His will is perfect, good and acceptable for us. We can live freely knowing that no matter what, we are so safe with Him.
Friends, let us start living this absolute truth out in our lives if we are not already, one day at a time. Let us resist those insecurities, anxieties and doubts with the truth in the Word of God, and by choosing, even if we stumble; to lay our confidence in Him.
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