Safe, Secure, and Satisfied

Unlike other living creatures, we can choose to not fear.

 

We never have to freeze or fall because of threatening circumstances. Click To Tweet

 

I saw a series of a videos recently showing goats which, when they were spooked, instantly froze with fear, then fell down as though they were dead.  After a short time they then struggled to their feet.  They couldn’t help themselves … the viewer can see that it is an involuntary response to something or someone that made them afraid.  While watching this phenomenon, I thought to myself, Thank You, Lord, that I have a choice, unlike these animals,  to not fear and to not be paralyzed by it!  Then I started to think of all the promises in the Word of God that make it clear to God’s children that we are safe, secure, and satisfied in Christ so that we never have to freeze or fall because of threatening circumstances.

 

We firmly and safely stand in the Grace of God.

 

When we are threatened by an adversary of any kind we run into the High Tower of His Name, and we are safe (Proverbs 18:10). Click To Tweet

 

Through the Lord Jesus Christ we have access, by faith, into the “Grace in which we firmly and safely stand.” (Romans 5:2)  The Lord Himself tells us in John 14:20 that He is in the Father, we are in Him, and He is in us.  Think of how protected we are in our position!  Seated together with Him, in Him, in Heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6; Colossians 3:3).  Furthermore, underneath are His Everlasting Arms (Deuteronomy 33:27).  When we are threatened by an adversary of any kind we run into the High Tower of His Name, and we are safe (Proverbs 18:10).  Also we are promised that there is a “hedge of fire” around us (Zechariah 2:5), that the wicked one might not touch us (I John 5:18b).  Finally, in Luke 10:19, the Lord told His disciples – and us:  “I have given you physical and mental strength and ability over all the power the enemy possesses, and nothing shall in any way harm you.”   The saved are indeed safe!

 

“As your day, so shall your strength, your rest and security be.”  (Deuteronomy 33:25, Amplified)

 

His left hand is under our head and with His right hand He embraces us. Click To Tweet

 

For many brand new Christians the first assurance of eternal security is that we are sealed by the Holy Spirit (Eph.1:13,14).  No one and no thing is able to pluck us out of God’s Hand (John 10:28).  We learn in the beginning of our walk with Him that He loves us with an everlasting, unfailing Love (Jer.31:3; I Cor.13:8) – in fact, He Who is Love, has His left hand under our head and with His right hand embraces us (I John 4:8; Song of Solomon 2:6), “tenderly enfolding us” in this never-ending Love (II Cor.5:14, Wuest).  Is it difficult to believe His promise then that His Grace will always be sufficient for us, in every aspect of our lives and that He will indeed “liberally supply and fill to the full our every need” (II Cor.12:9;  Phil.4:19)?  And is there any doubt in our hearts that we should be the most thankful, contented people in the world?!

 

“He satisfies your … necessity and desire at your personal age and situation with good, so that your youth, renewed, is like the eagle’s [strong, overcoming, and soaring].”

 

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Are we satisfied with what the Lord has done, with what He has given, with what He has promised, with Who He is, with who we are in Him, with the eternal destiny which He has planned and prepared for us?  If not, it could be that something very important is lacking in our lives which promises us satisfaction:  the fear of the Lord, the reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord, which Solomon wrote “leads to life, and he who has it rests satisfied;” (Prov.19:23a)  Contrarily, the backslider in heart [from God and from fearing God] shall be filled with [the fruit of] his own ways” (Prov.14:14a), ways that can lead to death (v.12b).  But someone who fears the Lord, “a good man” in Proverbs 14:14b, “shall be satisfied with the fruit of his ways [with the holy thoughts … which his heart prompts and in which he delights].”  Finally, one more pertinent and intimate promise of satisfaction for those who fear the Lord is found in Psalm 25:14, where they are guaranteed “the secret of the sweet, satisfying companionship of the Lord …”.  What more could we ask for, what could thrill and satisfy our hearts more than this intimacy with the Lord Jesus Christ while we are on earth?!  As we simply continue  to walk with Him by faith, to enjoy His fellowship and company, and to behold His Face in Righteousness, we are fully satisfied until we awake to find ourselves beholding His form and having sweet communion with Him” (Psalm 17:15)

 

Fully satisfied because fully persuaded

 

Abraham knew that in trusting such a great and good God, he was safe, secure and thus fully satisfied. Click To Tweet

 

Let us be like Abraham who simply, against all odds, believed God, taking Him at His Word.  He saw over and over again the good Hand of God provide for him not only what he needed but also what he desired (Psalm 103:5). Without wavering he trusted the One Who “opens His hand and satisfies every living thing with good”  (Psalm 145:15)  The father of our faith was “fully satisfied and assured that God was able and mighty, to keep His Word and to do what He had promised.” (Romans 4:21)  He knew that in trusting such a great and good God, he was safe, secure and thus fully satisfied … and such is our privilege as well, some 4,000 years later.