Many of us find security in many different things: superhero parents, money, homes, positions, relationships, cars, clothes, status, gadgets, and the list goes on.
So many things in life offer us a false sense of security. The definition of security is “the state of being protected or safe from harm”. Can money protect us? Maybe to a certain extent. It can buy us security alarms and some can even afford body guards, but we all know that money can’t keep us completely secure.
Can parents protect us? Maybe to a certain extent, but what about when they age or even pass away?
The point that I’m making is that so often the many things that we ‘feel’ keep us secure and protected really aren’t securing us. Those things may be the things that are hindering us.
One thing I’ve learned in my life is that money comes and money goes. Positions come and positions go. Relationships come and relationships go, but I must continue standing in spite of. I’m sure that many people that have committed suicide have received their security from ‘things’. Things are not dependable.
The truth is that things can’t give us true security. Things and people may make us feel good and they may even make life more enjoyable, but we can’t receive our full sense of security from people or things. No, we must get deeper than that.
“The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever”. – 1 John 2:17
Basically, we should all learn to loosen our grip to those things that give us a false sense of security and reach out to the unchanging, powerful, loving hand of God who is able to keep us secure in the midst of this unpredictable world.
God gives true security.