Philippians 4:19 – And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Jesus Christ. (NIV)
For forty-one years of our married life, my husband had worked for a company which had provided us with a good income, good insurance, and, we thought, a good retirement plan. It was a tremendous shock to us the day the company was sold and the new owners had no place for a man of my husband's skills. He was too young to retire and too old to be desirable to another company.
Our security blanket had been snatched from around us. We turned our problem over to God, trusting in Him to meet our needs. Seven months later, he found employment with a small company thirty miles from our home. They had a need for someone of his skills. Five years later, at age sixty-five, he was able to retire with social security and Medicare benefits. This company gave a retirement party for him and gave him a plaque for his contributions to their company, making up for the pain he had suffered from the lack of appreciation for his life-long contributions to the other company.
We discovered at this time that employment is not our source of security — God is. The security blanket, which we thought the company was providing, turned out to be the secure arms of Christ our Saviour Who met all of our needs.
Prayer: Lord, thank You for Your lasting security. All You ask is that we lean on Your everlasting arms, and You will shelter us in times of need. When the world lets us down, You are there, if we will only seek You, trust You, and listen to Your leading. In the security of Your arms, You will lead us to new beginnings and new blessings. Amen.