There comes a time where we have that sleepless night. That night where our “to do list” runs through our heads, or perhaps wondering how we might pay that bill, or how we can make that other person understand what we are thinking, going through, or how they hurt us. Maybe we are tossing and turning because hurtful things were heard or spoken and we became offended, or did the offending. How can we feel secure and at peace?
The answer to this is to join the rest of us sinners who have come to the table with Jesus. We are there with the lost, the found, the chained and the free. We have come to be redeemed and take our place beside our Savior. When we arrive, we can learn from the ultimate mediator, Jesus. He went to the cross on our behalf, bridging the gap between God and all of us sinners. Jesus led by example, and was the ultimate yokefellow. He teaches us to be that yokefellow here on Earth. To bring people together, help them to reconcile their differences, and to ultimately bring them to the Father so they can understand and experience His love and grace. "For, there is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity-the man Christ Jesus. He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone.” (1 Timothy 2: 5-6 NLT)
Close your eyes and think of the word “security.” What images does that provoke? Do you think of being in your home, with windows and doors locked to keep out the bad guys? Do you think of your money being locked away in a bank vault? Maybe it’s the image of the local police on patrol keeping you safe. These would all be accurate and some of the more common images. But do you think of security as knowing who you are in Christ, and what that means in your daily walk? Can you see the chains being broken, the walls being torn down and Jesus removing His robe in order to wash your feet and cleanse you of your sins?
Spiritual security is found in Jesus. We must acknowledge His love and know that He is sovereign, and that we can depend on His sustaining grace to see us through any circumstance or situation. Remain firmly anchored in God, embrace His will, remain God centered and watch Him move the mountains and make a way. When we can be secure in our relationship with God, we also can be secure in our relationships with others. We can freely forgive others, as we have been forgiven. We can let go of the past rather than continue to bring it up when it benefits us or provokes others-the same way that God has forgiven us and washed us clean when we ask Him and turn away from our sins. God does not remind us of how we have wronged Him in the past, He just continues to show us His mercy and love us.
A final thought to help make you feel happy and secure is to know that God is for you! All your faults, failures and sins are forgiven, for God has called your name, and shed His glorious light in your darkness. We are reminded of this here:
“Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4: 6-7 NLT)