Scriptures on Insecurity
Secure in Heart - Chapter One
The Beginning of Security: Mapping Out the Battlefield
I call as my heart grows faint,
lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
For you have been my refuge,
a strong tower against the foe.
When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. “Where have you laid him?” he asked. “Come and see, Lord,” they replied. Jesus wept. Then the Jews said, “See how he loved him!”
The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed,
a stronghold in times of trouble.
Those who know your name will trust in you,
for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.
The idols speak deceit.
Diviners see visions that lie,
they tell dreams that are false.
They give comfort in vain.
Therefore the people wander like sheep
oppressed for lack of a shepherd.
“I will go before you
and will level the mountains;
I will break down gates of bronze
and cut through bars of iron.
I will give you the treasures of darkness,
riches stored in secret places,
so that you may know that I am the LORD,
the God of Israel, who summons you by name.”
But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me,
the Lord has forgotten me.”
Can a mother forget the baby at her breast
and have no compassion on the child she has borne?
Though she may forget,
I will not forget you!
See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;
your walls are ever before me.
But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness.