We spend time and money seeking some sense of security in our lives. We may have alarm systems or cameras in the place of our doorbells. We try to pick investments that bring some possibility of security so we don’t lose our savings. We have security lighting that helps us to see what is around. We work hard to provide security in most every area of our lives.
As I read this morning’s Psalm, this particular phrase caused me to pause: “Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices; my body also rests secure.” It is from Psalm 16:9. What makes the body rest secure? It isn’t the security system outside – the Psalmist would have no idea about this. It wasn’t the latest camera system or lighting – these were not available then either. How is it that my heart can be glad, my soul rejoice and my body rest secure? I find the key to this is in the previous verse. This is a conclusion to a belief already stated. The Psalmist rests secure because God is present – at the right hand. God is always with us. He goes before us. He holds us up. He is guiding us when we listen. God is with us. And this is the security. This is where it is found. This is the key!
We don’t find real security in things or ideas or devices. Our true security is found in God. It is not that bad things won’t happen – we live in a world with evil ever present. We live around those who have chosen not to live as they were created. Bad things happen. But no matter what may come our way, we can rest knowing that God is with us – ALWAYS. You do not face this day alone. May your heart be glad. May your soul rejoice. May your body rest secure.
7 I bless the Lord who gives me counsel;
in the night also my heart instructs me.
8 I keep the Lord always before me;
because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices;
my body also rests secure.
10 For you do not give me up to Sheol,
or let your faithful one see the Pit.
11 You show me the path of life.
In your presence there is fullness of joy;
in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
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