Do you remember Linus from Peanuts? Do you remember his security blanket? He rarely went anywhere without that blanket. He felt safe and secure when his blanket was near, but if it wasn’t around…watch out! Linus would have a serious meltdown!
Do you have something in your life that is like a security blanket? Do you have that one thing that makes you feel safe and that you just can’t live without or you might have a meltdown?
Security blankets are often about the insecurities in our lives. I have struggled with insecurities my entire life. I have been insecure about my jobs, my talents, my weight and looks, my housekeeping, my role as a parent and my role as a wife. The list could go on but all of these areas have plagued my mind with insecure thoughts for years.
Satan wants us to feel insecure about everything in our lives because when we feel insecure, we don’t put our hope in Jesus. Jesus is the ONLY security blanket we need! When we put our hope and trust in the Lord, our selfish insecurities disappear. Nothing else will fully give us that sense of security. Jesus is our rock, our firm foundation! Psalm 62:6-8 says, “Truly he is my rock and salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. MY salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him for God is our refuge.”
So let’s throw away that old security blanket. I know, I know– that’s easier said than done. TRUST Jesus. Put your HOPE in Him.