Security and Safety in Who God Is
These are strange days! Our hearts are up and down. Fear and anxiety are seeking to move in and take permanent residence in our hearts. We all wonder, what is God doing? This is the same question that Moses must have been wondering as he headed off from Egypt wondering where was God and what was God doing.
We have the benefit of being able to see the whole story of God’s plan unfolding with Moses. Yet right now we see only today. The greatest thing that God showed Moses was Himself. His Name. More than anything else what Moses needed and what the people needed was God. So it is today. Our greatest need is God. It is to know God truly and personally. As a result one of the things our good Father is doing again and again is stripping away our trust and our obsessions with other things. It is in the storm that Jesus says, “Peace! Be still.”
And so today in the midst of so much that is uncertain and that knocking of fear and anxiety trying to get in, God gives us Himself. He does so in Psalm 18:2. He knows how frail, and how worried, how concerned and how troubled we can get and so He directs our eyes and hearts to look to Him. The repetition and the theme are impossible to miss.
“The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”
One verse! All kinds of certainty and confidence that we can have in Him. What does God want from us today? Jesus said it this way, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent.” We trust our God and His Son who makes Him known. It is from this place of security and safety that we can rest and we can worship. Bringing our fears and struggles to our Father with one another and reminding our hearts together who He is.
As staff and elders we are praying for you regularly. We are praying for wisdom on how and when to reopen and restore steps towards normal life. We know that many of us have many thoughts and convictions and we will seek to proceed with great care and wisdom.
Two invitations for you today.
1. Like a tube of toothpaste each of us is getting squeezed, our hearts are being exposed. The Father in love invites us to a regular pattern of repentance. Bringing our mess and brokenness and letting Him heal and cleanse our souls. Let us run to Him in these days. Our Father is for us.
2. The elders of Jubilee want to be helpful to you in these days. We would love to talk or connect with you. If you have anything that we can talk or pray with you about please respond to Caroline at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will connect us with you. We are eager to walk together as a family, knowing so many are facing things that are difficult. Please let us know how we can serve you.
Standing with you on the Rock in this stormy hour,