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