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Identifying False Securities

by HEIDI J. SMITH SECURITY Expectations God’s guidance & direction Trust
Identifying False Securities
“Rest in God alone, my soul, for my hope comes from Him. He alone is my rock, and my salvation, my stronghold; I will not be shaken.”
Psalms 62:5-6

“We have been robbed!”I shrieked.

My husband ran into our bedroom.“I don’t understand. We weren’t gone very long, and the gate was locked.”

“Not only is the money gone, but my supplies are missing too,” I complained.

Sinking into a chair and shaking his head, my husband said, “I wonder what else they took. It doesn’t make sense because everyone is afraid of our German Shepherd.”

Fear and anger filled my heart as tears slid down my cheeks. I thought we were safe inside these walls. How could someone go through our personal things and take them?

Have you ever trusted in false securities rather than God?

Walled compound, large bank account, high-ranking connections, or you fill in the blank.

In the Bible, Esther lost her “earthly securities.”

Her parents died and she was taken from her homeland. Her name changed to hide her identity and match her new pagan culture. Then guards plopped her into the king’s harem.

Once queen, Esther had reasons to feel secure until Mordecai warned her that she wouldn’t even be safe inside the palace (Esther 4:13).

But rather than cower in her guarded home, Esther confronted death head-on. She drew her strength from the Lord by praying, fasting, and placing her fate in God’s hands (Esther 4:15-16). 

The same should be true for us.

No matter where we go or what we encounter, God is our protector and hope. It doesn’t guarantee danger-free living, but that He promises to be with us in this life and the next.

“Rest in God alone, my soul, for my hope comes from Him. He alone is my rock (reliable support)and my salvation (eternal security), my stronghold (tower or protector); I will not be shaken.”Psalm 62:5-6

We need to identify our false sense of securities and rely instead completely in God. We trust in Him as we pray, fast, mediate on Scripture, and focus on eternity.

God placed Esther in Susa for “such a time as this” to protect His people, and we are in our ministries for “such a time as this” to proclaim His name.

Closing Prayer
Dear Lord, thank you for being our rock, salvation, and stronghold. No matter where we go or what we encounter, you are there. You never leave us nor forsake us. Earthly things may fail us, but you never do. Thank you that you have placed us in our circle of influence for “such a time as this.” Give us courage and strength like Esther. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Song: Thy Will by Hilary Scott This song is encouraging because Hilary miscarried a baby, but she placed her trust in God’s will. He was her security as her world crumbled.
Song: Psalm 59 Song (NKJV) "God is My Defense" by Esther Mui This song is encouraging because God is our defense and stronghold.
Song: In Christ Alone by Adrienne Camp This song is wonderful because it reminds of Christ’s power and security. Christ alone.
Song: The Solid Rock by Edward Mote This hymn is full of encouragement. God is our solid ground and everything else sinks.
Question for Reflection

What are your false securities? How can you refocus on God alone?

Heidi J. Smith
May 23, 2023

My false securities have been our guard dog, walled house, and security guard. Only to find all three failed when we got robbed. I had a false sense of security.
After we got robbed in our home, I realized only God could help me. Dangerous situations may still come, but God will help me face them. The loss or pain is temporary compared to eternity.
I had to reset my mind on what really matters - an eternal perspective. I memorized Scripture, rested in his promises, and took one day at a time.