I am safe

Psalm 91:2 This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.

Most of the time I feel detached from the world. Australia is a long way from anywhere (just ask anyone who has gotten on a plane to come to Australia) and isolated from world events.

But the planet is getting smaller. News headlines declare that terrorism is on its way to my shore. I thought I was safe. The biggest concern is for my children. As a gen-X-er, I have grown up in the absence of war. Safety came naturally. Will my children enjoy the same comfort?

There are no guarantees. No one knows the future. There is no way to assure safety, unless of course it is promised in the Word.

So you want to be safe no matter what the world brings? Fear God. Carry the cross of obedience. Worship Him as a living sacrifice. It builds confidence, and makes the world secure.

I want my children to live in safety. For them to experience harm is the fear that haunts me most. I cannot watch over them twenty-four-seven. I cannot stop the uncontrollable. What I can do is teach them to fear God, to love and serve Him always. And I can trust. Trust God.

That is my contribution. The Most High does the rest.

Yes, when I fear God, my family and I are safe.

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Sarah Coleman is wife, mother of two boys, writer, pastor, teacher and friend. She loves Jesus with a passion and the feel of Australian sand beneath her toes.

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