"I am your strength and shield. I plan out each day and have it ready for you, long before you arise from bed... concentrate on staying in touch with Me. Refuse to waste energy by worrying... My Presence watches over you continually, protecting you from both known and unknown dangers...which is the best security system available." (32)
We have constructed our own methods of security. Alarm systems, hidden cameras, video surveillance, retirement plans, savings accounts, disaster supplies, emergency funds, gated communities, padlocks, dead bolts, police patrol or even the family dog! All of that, just to relieve our concerns for safety. We live in a world that threatens our safety and our peace of mind.
What a comfort to know that as God's children we can have an additional peace of mind believing that "the Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my mountain where I seek refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold...and I was saved from my enemies." (Ps. 18:2-3)
Breathing a bit more easy...dmc
PS - Happy Birthday to our precious daughter-in-love, Leslie Anne Colaw!