Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.

Isaiah 26: 4

There are days when security feels like a concept that comes out of the science of
quantum physics; I’ve heard about it, but it seems to be expressed in a
language that is hopelessly foreign to me. Days like this are ones where I
would truly like to trust in the promise of the future, even in the safety of
the next hour, but my mind keeps revisiting the worst moments from all of the
disaster movies that I have ever seen. Times like these require me to
reorient my mind by opening my heart to the longer-term truths that life has
taught me.

Here is one of those life-long truths that my mind wanders away from at times. God has
always met every need that I have ever had. I can look back through my life and
identify a continual stream of the Lord’s active involvement with me, for He
was with me before I was willing to accept Him into my life, and He has been
the primary identity of my heart since I asked Him in. God meets my deepest
spiritual, emotional, and practical needs; finances, food, shelter, acceptance,
purpose, peace, joy, and love are all gifts that the Lord brings to
me.

There is nothing wrong with being concerned about the condition of the world around us,
for God tells us to be active participants in life. We are designed to
work in order to provide for ourselves and we are given the resources that
are needed to be able to do these things. We are also directed by God to care
for others out of these resources. People were created to be living
examples of Christ’s loving involvement with others; so, the fact that
there are situations in our lives that cause insecurities to exist is not a
problem, the challenge comes in how we respond to those troubling
times.

It can be very difficult to trust in anyone or in anything; yet, to me, not trusting
in God, who has a perfect track record of coming through in my life, seems
totally illogical. When my heart starts to get shaky and my mind starts to
become consumed by anxiety, I need to stop what I am doing and redirect what I
am thinking about to point my mind toward God. I tell Him my concerns
with deep honesty, and I listen to His calming voice of reason and hope;
then, I trust Him enough to do what He tells me to do.