Security in a Dangerous World: A 2MefromHim Devotional

Posted by on May 8, 2017 | 8 comments

Security in a Dangerous World: A 2MefromHim Devotional

Security is something we all long for in this increasingly dangerous world. Sometimes it is hard to feel safe inside our own homes. God offers us the one chance for true security. If you are searching for a place of peace He provides it. I would love to hear your comments!


2MefromHim Devotional

Security in a Dangerous World

For your ways are in full view of the Lord,
and he examines all your paths.
Proverbs 5:21

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Security systems are designed to keep us safe in a dangerous world. Following a recent robbery in our neighborhood, we updated our home security system. New technology has bugs to work out and our system certainly had them, including a few involving me.

I turned on every reminder available. We received text messages whenever a door or window opened. Then I discovered my husband even could tell when I climbed out of bed. He checked the security camera and saw me watering flowers. He knew when I left for the grocery store.

It’s strange knowing someone sees your every move. If only we remembered that someone is watching, security system or not. God sees everything, all day, every day. Our ways are familiar to him and he misses nothing. Psalm 139 says, “If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.”

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All God’s ways are good. He wants the best for us. The scriptures brim with examples of God protecting his people, providing for them, going before and destroying their enemies. Sometimes he allowed them to get into real messes, knowing the consequences were necessary to help them learn. The Lord has set guidelines for us to follow and we should be mindful of the price of stepping outside his safety net.

A high school youth leader suggested we think about God sitting in the backseat on our dates. When my son was little, he often played in his sandbox where I could watch his every move from the kitchen and get outside quickly. He was safe within my sight. That’s how God wants us to see his loving surveillance. He is a loving parent providing security and direction for his children, not the Gestapo spying to swoop down and punish. Psalm 139 also says, “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me…”

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Receiving a text message every time a door or window opens assures me I am safe in my rural home. It provides safety in a dangerous world. Even if I turn off the motion detectors so I can move freely around inside, God sees me. There is nowhere I can flee His presence. He loves me enough to keep a watchful eye on my thoughts and actions.

© Copyright by Norma Gail Thurston Holtman, May 3, 2107

Norma Gail, authorAbout the Author:

Norma Gail is the author of the contemporary Christian romance, Land of My Dreams, winner of the 2016 Bookvana Religious Fiction Award. A women’s Bible study leader for over 21 years, her devotionals and poetry have appeared at, the Stitches Thru Time blog, and in “The Secret Place.” She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. Norma is a former RN who lives in the mountains of New Mexico with her husband of 40 years. They have two adult children.

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  1. My mom has a portrait in her bathroom, she’s had it in the bathrooms for as long as I can remember, that says, “The eyes of the Lord are in every place”. It has a raccoon on it. I love it. Thank you for this reminder and putting a smile on my face. 🙂

    • Aww! I’m glad it made you smile! I love that He is always watching us!

  2. Thank you for this great devotional, NormaGail. So thankful we have security in Jesus Christ. God bless.

    • Thanks for letting me know it spoke to you! God bless!

  3. I love feeling safe in the Father’s arms, knowing He sees everything I see and I don’t have to worry! Such a beautiful reminder.

    • Thanks for stopping by, Sarah! It is a wonderful feeling to know God is in charge of everything.

  4. Thank you for this! I’ve been struggling with some anxiety lately. An unexplained fear of danger. So comforting to be reminded that God is always there protecting us!

    • I’m so thankful it was helpful to you, Meagan! It can be a moment by moment thing to trust God with anxious thoughts. Cling to Him! He will never let you down.

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