Thursday, January 29, 2009

Thankful Thursday ~ Security


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.

10 comments:

  1. Debbie,

    I have been reminded this past week of just how much Christ is my most secure place of comfort!

    Beautiful post, my friend. Sending you a great big hug!!

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  2. You made a very good point about how dangerous it is to have false security in things like husband, job, insurance, government. Thank you for pointing that out!

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  3. Debbie,

    I love that cartoon!

    Know that I am praying for you and blessed to continue to get to know you! Your heart for Him is inspiring and touching!

    You can rest in where you are - He has you in just the perfect place for today! Rest in that today! Be still in His love and know that all the outside stuff is in His hands and He will carry the burdens for you! Walk in His light and let it guide the way - in Him you can do all things! On solid ground we stand - Christ is our ROCK! He is there and is not letting go!

    Lots of hugs and love coming your way!
    Jill

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  4. God is truly our source of comfort. We shouldn't look to others to be our source of security. I loved your post! Happy Thankful Thursday!

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  5. Hi Debbie,
    I just love that verse from Hebrews. That is so powerful and perfect to go with the theme of security. God bless you!

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  6. I love the scriptures you chose today. Have a happy thankful thursday!

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  7. Hi Debbie ;)

    The best way I can describe it is that my security is like dancing. Most beginner dancers judge where they are on the dance floor by the walls. More experienced dancers judge where they are by the centre of the dance floor. Walls are square, straight and on the edge (and usually there are at least four). The centre is circular, in the middle, the whole room moves around it and there is only one.

    When you find your centre you will always know where you are - and that is what makes you well balanced, strong and in control of your environment. just like dancing ;)

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  8. I love your cartoon, it speaks VOLUMES. You are right the only security we have is in Jesus. It is not in people or the things we have around us. Or even government, for we read in Revelation that even fails us. Praise God we stand on the ROCK.

    Hugs my friend.

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  9. Hey Debbie!

    I only have a second, but wanted you to know I did not get a real FF post up. I put an explanation of my power outage with a link to you. :)

    I'm in panera, and I can't send out-going e-mails. So I'm just letting you know here. As soon as I'm back in business, I'll let you know.

    Love ya!
    Sandy

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