October 4

Written by Bill Grandi on October 4th, 2021

Security is a big deal to many people, maybe most. The pandemic’s fear and the lawlessness of the summer of 2020 raised the fear level, hence the insecurity, of many individuals. People who never locked their doors before now lock them, even deadbolt them.

Others have more or less security depending on the state of their money.  The more they have the more security they feel. I hate to tell them…

I’ve counseled enough couples to know that security is a big issue, especially with wives and children (but not always only them). They want the security of knowing they are loved, protected, and will be taken care of.

I would by lying if I said Christ-followers were not also in that group of “security-needers.” Even despite the fact that we have a faith which stands upon Jesus Christ, we can often get caught up in the trap as well.

That is why Psalm 91 was particularly poignant to me this morning. I’d like to encourage you to read it this morning. Right now if you can. Slowly. Read it again. Highlight the meaningful verses.

Then bask in the security that God gives. And ask how you could trust more.

“Father, my life is in Your hands. Help me to find my security in You.”


8 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ryan S. says:

    One thing I know is that putting my security in anything of this earth is fruitless, a waste of time, and potentially dangerous.

    My only real hope in security must come from the One who holds all in His hands and that is God.

    I struggle with passages like this because it seems so cut and dry. “Ask and you shall receive”, but God is more complex than that, life is more complex than that… certainly death is more complex than that.

    On the surface it seems all I need to do is call out to God and all will be well. I will be protected from the danger and the sickness. We know this won’t always be the case. We may have eternal security in knowing that our life extends beyond the boundaries of this physical existence… beyond that all we can do is hope for protection and hope for healing. That said, living in fear is not the answer.

    Thanks for pushing me to dig in further this morning.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      I’m with you Ryan. Sometimes I wish things were cut and dry but then where would the challenge be? 🙂 I’m glad I was able to help you dig deeper today.

  2. As an “older” woman living life solo now, who had to be put in hiding by the police and had police escorts in and out of court every month, I know full well the feeling of not being safe. The only thing that got me through was Ps. 91 and all the other Scriptures and staying close to my Jesus. He was/still is my Rock and Strong Tower Whose Name I ran into. Hallelujah.

  3. The only true security we have is in God’s promises to us. Great sermon yesterday, Bill! End times isn’t the easiest topic to preach on.

  4. Ed says:

    Well as the times have shown us.. worldly security is fleeting, and it’s just getting started. But the Christian has known right from the start that we need to put on the full armor of God. That doesn’t mean we won’t have trouble.. but we will know how to fight!