We all want to feel safe and secure in our lives. We search for ways to protect ourselves from danger, both physical and emotional. But what if the most important thing we could do for our safety and security is something that only we can unlock?
The key to safety and security lies within us, not outside of us. We must be willing to authenticate ourselves first, before relying on external systems of security. It starts with self-care – taking care of our physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing in order to guard against potential danger or harm.
When we put ourselves first, it sets off a chain reaction of positive energy that radiates outwards into the world around us. Our security is no longer dependent on external forces; rather it is rooted in our own internal strength and faith that will guide us through any storm.
The Bible tells us that “the Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life” (Psalm 121:7). This divine promise serves as a reminder that God has already given us the ultimate protection, the power of His love, which no other system or person can provide.
The Lock and The Key
Imagine life as an exquisite door, crafted from the finest of woods, adorned with ornamental patterns and guarded by an intricate lock. This lock represents the mysteries and the challenges we encounter in our lives. Now, consider faith as the key, your unique key, to unlock this door.
Securing the lock, you see, isn’t about creating a barrier that’s impenetrable. It’s about finding the key that aligns perfectly with the unique grooves and ridges, a key that’s meant just for you. That’s where faith comes in. Faith, the powerful key designed to authenticate your journey through this door of life, gives you the ability to unlock, secure, and guard your existence, every moment of it.
The Power of Faith
Remember dear one, faith provides a secure foundation, even when the storm is raging. It enables us to navigate through life with resilience and strength, and ultimately, it serves as a guard against fear and uncertainty. We have seen this strength in David, who with faith in his heart, toppled Goliath. As it is written in 1 Samuel 17:45, “David said to the Philistine, ‘You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.'”
Faith is like the glowing beacon of a lighthouse, guiding us through the darkest storms, illuminating our path, and promising safe passage. With faith as your guard, there is no storm you cannot weather, no darkness you cannot overcome.
Take Stock of Your Gift
It’s easy to get caught up in the everyday hustle and bustle of life and forget about this special gift we have been given. That’s why it’s so important for us to take moments throughout our day to pause, reflect on God’s love for us, and give thanks for all He has done for us. When we do this regularly, it helps keep us grounded in our faith — even during times when things seem uncertain or out of control.
Our safety and security come from trusting in God’s plan for our lives — not from relying on other people or systems alone. It takes courage to step away from what is expected of us by society or family members so that we can live according to God’s purpose for each one of us individually. But when we take this leap of faith into the unknown, it brings with it a sense of freedom and peace like nothing else can offer because it comes straight from the source — God Himself!
A Personal Prayer
Dear Lord, I humbly ask for your guidance as I seek the key of faith.
May it unlock my understanding, secure my steps, and guard my heart from fear and uncertainty.
Strengthen me, Lord, to trust in You and to rely on Your unfailing love.
May Your light guide me through every storm, and may my faith in You be a beacon for others.