This year we are looking to the Word of God to uncover truths (50 in all) of how God sees each one of us. If this is your first time here or you simply need a reminder of how God sees you, click here to begin reading through the series.
Seeing Ourselves as Secure Through the Eyes of God
“You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety.” Job 11:18 (NIV)
I imagined the perfect afternoon on the water. We were bringing our boat to the place where they said the fish were biting. And while I wasn’t counting on eating fish for dinner, I did expect to get some reading in while the waves gently rocked the boat.
My husband turned off the engine, and we cast our lines and waited for the fish to nibble on the bait. But there was one thing missing, an anchor for the boat. And without an anchor to securely hold the boat in place, we just drifted wherever the current carried us.
I had only read a couple of pages when I was startled by the sound of the engine starting and my husband maneuvering the boat away from the rocks we were drifting towards. I could tell by Tim’s expression we needed to pull our lines and get away quickly. And though Tim drove the boat well away from the rocks, the current was too strong, and it didn’t take long before we were headed that way again.
Our key verse reminds us we are secure because we have hope. And Paul explains our hope is Jesus. “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf …” (Hebrews 6:19-20 NIV).
The Greek word for “secure” here is bebaios (Strong’s G949) which is translated as steadfast, stable, and secure. With Jesus as our anchor, we can remain stable no matter the circumstances. We don’t need to fear the waves and rocks that surround us because we know Jesus will hold us firm and secure.
In fact, 2 Samuel 22:33 says He “keeps my way secure.” We don’t have to worry about losing Jesus as our Anchor. But we can rest secure in Him, knowing we are anchored to Jesus, who is our hope.
I’m no longer scared and unsure because Jesus keeps my way secure.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are my Hope. And with You as my Anchor, I no longer have to feel scared and unsure because You hold me steady and keep my way secure. Help me share my hope in You with those around me. In Jesus’ precious Name, Amen.
“It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.” 2 Samuel 22:33 (NIV)
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Rest in His presence.