This may be somewhat of an odd label to call out in today’s We Are What He Calls Us, but after I’ve been writing about fear lately, I thought it worth highlighting. Every woman may not have a craving for safety, but many of us do. I do. There are all sorts of articles in circulation about the innate desire in a woman’s spirit for security.
This safety cannot be achieved with alarms and avoiding risk. Real safety, security, and stability come from having a centered soul. Having a house built upon a Rock. Having a boat moored to an unmovable dock.
I mentioned in an earlier post that our hesitation to leave a situation where we can not fulfill our purpose may be the result of not wanting to leave our comfort zone. I can become overwhelmed at the thought of leaving my safety net. But if I reject using changeable and unreliable sources as my barometer of safety, things like people and jobs, then that fear disappears. If I know I am safe because God tells me I am safe, then I do not need the uncertain things of this world to make me feel safe.
God says, in explicit language and implicit language, throughout the Bible that we are safe. If you look around, you will probably find He demonstrates and provides for your safety in big and small ways every day.
You and I are safe in His arms – in the shelter of the Almighty. How do I know?
Psalm 36: 6-7: You, Lord, preserve both people and animals. How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
Genesis 28:15: I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.
Proverbs 3:23-24: Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble. When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
Psalm 121: I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord watches over you—the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all harm —he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.