I will strengthen them in the Lord and in his name they will live securely, declares the Lord. Zechariah 10:12
People desire to live securely. They want to know that they will have what they need when they need it, without fear of losing it or having it taken away.
In order to get this, people seek to have high paying careers, large bank accounts, and great positions. People feel more secure when they feel that they are in control of everything in their lives. However, many fall apart when things go wrong and all sense of security is lost.
God told the people that He would strengthen them. It was in His name that they would find security.
Although the world tries to say that following its ways will bring security, it is a false sense of security. In just a moment everything can change and all is lost. The things that the world relies upon for security are only temporary.
Believers have a security that is eternal. Nothing that can happen in this life can change that short of one giving it up. God gives the believer strength to keep moving forward despite the problems faced in this world, despite the destruction and turmoil going on.
Every believer can know that in the end he will receive eternal life and that, until then, God will provide abundantly for every need. The believer’s focus must be upon God and eternity, both for his own life and the lives of everyone he meets. Everything else is temporary and can be a distraction for what God wants and is doing.
You will have days that are filled with trouble. There will be times when everything in your life will appear to be falling apart and that the enemy is winning the battle. Do not give up. Do not allow the world to break you down. Do not allow yourself to get distracted with the chaos of this fallen world. Seek the Lord and His strength to keep going.
God is ready and willing to fill you with His Holy Spirit to give you the needed strength. Rely upon His promises and strength to continue to live for Him and be His witness.
I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will be filled with God’s Holy Spirit to give you strength; that you will know God’s power in your life; and that you will move forward with God.