How To Feel Safe and Secure In Life

How To Feel Safe and Secure In Life

How can we feel safe and secure in life when there are constant adversities and attacks happening?  There are plenty of times of peace but more often then not we are battling something.  If you have never had adversity or times where you have not battled an obstacle or enemy, my question to you today is “are you really living?” No other man I have read about has fought and conquered more than King David from t"how to feel safe and secure in life"he Bible.  How was is it that David was of the defensive without having a fortress, physical stronghold, or structure to defend? Saul, David’s enemy for a period was relentless in his efforts to destroy David and his constituents.

 

It reminds me of how Paul felt in 2 Corinthians 4:8 when he says, “We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.”  Paul and David weren’t the only ones facing these situations, enemies, and emotions and you and I aren’t either. I’m thankful for Paul’s words there as they serve as a source of strength and inspiration to me; by the way, I believe Paul wrote that while he was in prison.

Despite the absence of a physical kingdom, which in reality is too often a false sense of security, safety, and trust, David and his men were secure and pressed forward in periods of defense and advancement towards his enemy.

 

The word I’d like to focus on today is “Rock.” This word is used all over the bible, in fact about 119 times. Today we will focus on 1 passage of scripture.

 

2 Samuel 22:2- 3 And he said, The LORD is my rock, H5553 and my fortress, and my deliverer; The God of my rock; H6697 in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.

 

In this passage of scripture there are 2 different types of “rock” that David is referring to. In verse 22:2 the biblical use of the word is my most favorite definition, “a stronghold of Jehovah.”

 

In verse 2 and 3 the word for rock is used in the bible as:

  • rocky wall, cliff
  • rock (with flat surface)
  • block of stone, boulder
  • rock (specific)
  • rock (of God)
  • rock (of heathen gods)

 

In verse 3 the definition that most speaks to me is: rock wall, cliff, piece of stone. Stone and rock were and are used to build fortresses and things that will last and be secure. David recognizes his center of security in the Rock of God. This passage word rock is used as symbolism as a sense of security and protection. He is relating the form of a rock and its physical component of strength to sense of security.

 

Now there are different forms of rock, or senses of security and only 1 true form of rock that is eternally secure.

 

1 Samuel the Bible uses this same form of the rock is to recognize the false sense of security that we attempt to find in other “rocks” or other “gods.”

 

1 Samuel 2:2 says, “There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.”

 

There is no rock like our God. That means there are other rocks, but none like our God, our rock – which is the “stronghold of Jehovah!”

 

Remember the true form of the word for us as believers is my rock – the stronghold of Jehovah. When Jehovah has a stronghold on you is there anywhere you can go where you will not be safe? Is there anywhere you can go that he will not know, that you can escape his grasp of love, safety, and security!

 

 

The cleft of the Rock Exodus 33: 22-23 “Then the LORD said, “Behold, there is a place by Me, and you shall stand there on the rock; 22and it will come about, while My glory is passing by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand until I have passed by.”

 

So God is not only secure that we can stand upon as a firm rock and foundation. But our Bible says that he abides in us and we abide in him. And in this passage of scripture he gives us the visual illustration of being placed IN, keyword in, the cleft of the rock which he cover over us with his hand.

 

So the lord says you can stand on this rock, be in this rock, and be covered by him and his hand. This is the stronghold of Jehovah.

 

So today my prayer and hope is that God becomes your greater form of security, trust, and safety. That this message increases your firm belief, like a rock, knowing that you are constantly protected, seen, and in the stronghold of Jehovah where you cannot escape his loving grip.

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Ron Gelok

I'm a full time home based business entrepreneur. I love to meet cool people, God, Love to skateboard, go fishing, and water sports. Traveling is what I'm into and loving life. I'm here to empower ordinary people to do extraordinary things. The entrepreneurial gene runs deep inside me. I believe in abundance and taking control of my life and future.

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