Our theme for this week's Thankful Thursday is security. Lori of Lori's Reflections is our host again and you can find other participating sites to visit.
I don't know if it's just me but our latest Thankful Thursday themes have really hit home. I've had to sit back and reflect a bit. Maybe that's why I'm posting this a bit late in the day.
I want to be thankful. But there are times when I really have to make the choice to be thankful, especially when my circumstances are uncertain.
Uh oh, there's that control issue again! Will I ever learn?
I found this cartoon on Joyful Toons. It seemed to provide a great illustration of where my true security lies.
We may be dulled into thinking that our bank accounts, stock portfolios, home alarm systems or even our spouses provide all the security we need.
Or we may be expecting our government to supply all the solutions to make our lives secure.
But the reality is that ...they can't.
Circumstances may occur outside of their control. Just check out any newspaper or watch the latest news on TV. Life can become very uncertain and cause us to examine where who we're trusting for our security.
I'm so thankful that I can count on my relationship with Jesus as my true security. When life becomes uncertain, He knows all about it and isn't taken by surprise. He is my security.
Proverbs 18:10 says:
"The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are saved." (NIV)
Hebrews 6:19 says:
"We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure." (NIV)
It doesn't mean life will always be easy and go my way. But I'm so thankful that He promises to "never leave me or forsake me". And for that, I am so thankful.
Where do you find your security? Who have you been trusting for your security? I encourage you to add your thoughts on this thankful Thursday.