Thursday, February 6, 2014
God; Your Source of Approval
Psalm 46:11 NIV
"The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress".
An epidemic of insecurity is stealing the joy of life from many people in our society today and causing major problems in their relationships. I know the effect insecurity can have on lives because I experienced it myself. I know what it does to a person.
Those who are insecure, often seek the approval of others to try to overcome their feelings of rejection and low self-esteem. They are approval addicts.
When we struggle with insecurity, only one thing will set us free, and that is God's truth. The truth is that we don't need to struggle to get from man what God freely gives us: love, acceptance, approval, security, worth and value.
He is our Refuge, our High Tower, our Strength, our Stronghold in times of trouble and our Hiding Place (see Psalm 9:9; 31:4; 32:7; 37:39; 46:11). Our worth, value, acceptance and approval come from Him. As long as we have those, we have the most valuable things in the world.
As you look to Him, you will be lifted to new levels of freedom, becoming the confident, mature person you were created to be.
Lord, we look to You for security. We focus on the truth - You are our refuge and strength. You give us love and acceptance. In You alone we are completely confident. We give our heartfelt thanks that our hope is in You and You alone. Amen!