Our Security Is In Christ Alone

May 6, 2013 | Tags: ,

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Trust in the Lord always,
    for the Lord God is the eternal Rock.

-Isaiah 26:4 NLT

Last night, my husband and I watched Sunday Morning on CBS from our DVR. The first story was about the sink hole phenomenon occurring in the United States, particularly in Florida. One man lost his life after a hole in the earth literally swallowed up his house. They showed pictures of sink holes around areas in the U.S., some as big as a football field. The scientist that was interviewed said they don’t know exactly why this is happening and that there is really no way to prevent it. The story certainly left one feeling very insecure about the literal ground we walk on. It could sink below us with no warning what-so-ever.

It got me thinking. I feel like God is sending us a message in many ways through different circumstances. There is no security here. Between the fluctuations in the economy through job instability, financial instability, and other uncertainties regarding health issues; the future of our country for the next generation, overseas conflict and economic issues, there isn’t anything we can stand on in this world. I wonder if God is calling out to all of us through these uncertainties so that we will turn to Him and see that our security is in Christ alone.

Often times, we trust in finances to make us feel secure. But God’s word says, “Their silver and their gold will not be able to rescue them on the day of the Lord’s wrath” (Zeph. 1:18). When we go through times where we feel completely insecure, whom or what do we rely on? Our finances can vanish quickly, we can be fired from our jobs, our bodies can get sick, a loved one could leave us or suddenly pass away. Then what do we have? If we don’t build our foundation of life upon the Rock of Jesus Christ, the Only One who will never change, then we can easily find ourselves falling through the sink holes of life.

Jesus teaches us to put all our hope, all our security, and all our trust in Him alone. The storms of life will rage and roar. That is certain. When they come, where do you put your hope? As I tell my kids, if it can burn in a fire, it’s not worth living for. We must live for the One who will be here with us now and for all eternity.

Where are you placing your security today?

By Courtney Silberman

The Two Foundations

Luke 6:46-49

46 “Why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and don’t do the things I say? 47 I will show you what someone is like who comes to Me, hears My words, and acts on them: 48 He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. When the flood came, the river crashed against that house and couldn’t shake it, because it was well built. 49 But the one who hears and does not act is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The river crashed against it, and immediately it collapsed. And the destruction of that house was great!”

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