Good morning my friends,
So how secure do you feel? If we look at Psalm 4 we will discover why David was the way he was the majority of his life. He felt secure:
I will lie down and sleep in peace,
for you alone, O LORD,
make me dwell in safety. (Psalm 4:8)
It is the same security that Jesus offers us. It is the security that is found in a solid relationship, when we know that Jesus is occupied with our lives and that he desires nothing but the best for us. By best I mean those things that will develop us and prepare us for eternity. This security assures us and allows us to live a life where we are filled with peace, even when everything seems to be going wrong. So what is the opposite of this?
If peace is the fruit of security what is the fruit of not being secure? David gives a hint of that:
In your anger do not sin;
when you are on your beds,
search your hearts and be silent. (Psalm 4:4)
Uncontrolled anger is often the result of a sense of insecurity. We all get angry from time to time but a person filled with the peace of God finds a constructive use for that anger. People who often feel insecure do not know how to use their anger in a constructive manner and often hurt people, either with their tongue or with their fists.
Often for students their source of insecurity relates to their future. As they get closer to leaving High School they begin to have much more anxiety about what they will do and who they will become. Their future can look very dark and lonely. However, this changes in the security of their relationship with Jesus. If they have a real relationship with him they are able to accept some facts:
- Jesus loves them and wants nothing but the best for them
- he has a plan for their lives
- they have a purpose that was knit into them from birth
- Jesus has promised to be with them forever
As the Bible says, If Jesus is for us who can be against us; and, Greater is he who is in us than he that is in the world. It is time to let go of your fear and anxiety that are produced by your insecurities. Discover what real peace is by resting in the Lord. He hold syour future.