1 Peter 5:6-7
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Written by: Ian Rock
We can invest endless amounts of money on things to protect our bodies, homes, cars, and electronics. Technological advances, coupled with increased accessibility of security products, have made safeguarding our lives a breeze. However, no matter how big our guard dog or smart our security system, there’s still a battle that can rage within each of us.
Our minds serve as the frontline of the battles we face each day. Decisions are made, emotions are felt, and attitudes are chosen. Even when the noise of the day quiets down, whether at night or in a moment alone, our minds still race at a breakneck speed. Fear, anxiety, the need to be busy, and our identity can keep us all up at night. The majority of issues we spend our time worrying about all boil down to our need for control. Whether it’s controlling somebody’s perception of us, an outcome of a problem, plans for the future, or a burden we feel for those we care about—most of our worries center around what we can do to fix or resolve an issue.
The helmet of salvation points to the hope that we have in the truth that Jesus has already won the battle on our behalf. When we couldn’t work our way to God, Jesus worked His way to us. In the same way, worry is all about us trying to work our way to peace. The helmet of salvation can simply remind us that peace is already offered to us—it’s just a matter of if we choose to trust God with the results. After all, trusting in God’s salvation is believing that we’re already victorious.
Thought of the day: What’s something you’ve been worrying about lately that you can surrender to God? What would it look like to live in the peace that God is already offering you?
Prayer: God, thank You for doing the work of salvation in my life. Thank you for your Son and the new life He came to bring me. Allow me to live knowing the battle has already been won, regardless of what I might be facing each day.