Will We Ever Enjoy Real Security?

Children happily playing with their loving parents – who does not enjoy watching such a scene? Children feel totally secure in the presence of caring parents. Yet for many young ones such moments of happiness hardly exist. Instead, some children have to worry every day about food and where they will find a place to sleep for the night. Is there any hope at all for such homeless children and others who live without security?

Although the future may look grim, God’s word provides hope. The prophet Isaiah foretold that the day will come when all will live in total security. He wrote: “They will certainly build houses and have occupancy; and they will certainly plant vineyards and eat their fruit. They will not build and someone else have occupancy; they will not plant and someone else do the eating (Isaiah 65:21, 22). But is this hope well founded? After all, the word ‘hope’ does not always indicate certainty. However, the hope that the living God extends to us is unique, is real hope, a different sort of hope altogether. The apostle Paul wrote: “None that rests his faith on God will be disappointed” (Rom10:11). Bible prophecies that have already been fulfilled give us confidence that all other promises made by God will also come true. When those promises become realities, the conditions that force children to live in streets, without security, will be a thing of the past. In order to improve our lives and find true security we need to read our Bibles every day and enjoy God’s counsel.

Bro John Kasanda (Kasembe, Zimbabwe)

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