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Atrocities and tragedies abound. News headlines tell of heart-breaking events all over the globe. The world is in bad shape.

How can we be secure in such troubled and uncertain times? Do we invest in security systems? Do we build greater walls around ourselves emotionally and physically? Do we hoard water, food and gas in case of disaster? Do we blame God and choose to push Him out of our lives?

God offers hope. “The eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His mercy” (Psalm 33:18).

God is aware of every injustice. We don’t know how often He intervenes in lives, seeking to protect people and point them to Jesus Christ, the Saviour. God uses His Word, His people and circumstances to gain our attention. Yes, God does judge sin. He must because He is righteous. But, God is also full of mercy and grace, “not willing that any should perish” (2 Peter 3:9). Did you know that God judged His only Son on your behalf? The Lord Jesus took the punishment that our sins deserved. He bore it all and satisfied God’s wrath. The wrath that was incurred by our pride, disobedience and unbelief.

Is there security for such troubled times? YES! To be in God’s will provides absolute security. What is God’s will? Firstly, that you acknowledge your need of Him as your own Saviour and trust Him alone for the forgiveness of your sins. “He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him” (John 3:36). Secondly, God wants you to walk with Him and bring Him glory! He will give you light for your life and show you the path that He wants you to follow.

There are beautiful promises of hope in God’s Word that He can never break. His Word says, “Perfect love casts out fear” (1 John 4:18). Have you accepted God’s perfect love shown through His Son? God’s Word says, “For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you'” (Isaiah 41:13). “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand” (John 10:28). Placing yourself in God’s grip, gives you the greatest security a person can ever have. He will not let you go!

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