Monday, October 21, 2013

Security {Cauley's Journey Into Midwifery, part 4}

Miss this series? Start at Part One: "Assets"


True Security
As young American women, we face fearful questions at every turn. With the breakdown of the family, irrelevance of the church and the infringements of the state turning the future into one big question mark, it's understandable why gals our age are starving for security. We're told we can find it in the right guy, in this politician, in that career, or in ourselves—but Scripture teaches something different.

~ Psalm 37:3 ~

"Trust in the LORD, and do good;
dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness." (ESV)

"Trust in the LORD, and do good;
so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed." (KJV)

"Trust in the LORD, and do good;
Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness." (NKJV)

"Trust in the LORD and do good; 
Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness." (NASB)

It is so interesting to see the four alternate translations of the same promise. "Faithfulness" is the key word, though, and it means "firmness, fidelity, steadfastness, steadiness." And the word translated as verily, feed and cultivate? It literally means "to pasture."  The world can make all of the hollow offers it wants, but there is life in the land where faithfulness flourishes. How can we be sure of this steady future? Because it is in the context of a relationship with One with Whom there is no shadow of turning (James 1:17).

He is faithful, and the command is unmistakable: trust in the Lord. Is there a better place to put our confidence? In fickle man (Psalm 118:8)? In the promises of civil rulers (Psalm 118:9)? In the precarious institutions of humanism (Psalm 2; Psalm 102:26, 27; Ezekiel 21:27; Hebrews 12:27)? 

Trust in the Lord and do good. How? Do means to work, make, produce. So this trusting in God plan isn't some pietistic retreat from the real world—it's a plan to dwell in it and be productive. 

So how do we go about doing good work?

Next Up:
{Cauley's Journey Into Midwifery, part 5}

Want to skip around?

Part 1: Assets
Part 2: Direction
Part 3: Fears
Part 4: Security
Part 5: Education
Part 6: Getting Started
Part 7: God Will Act + Exciting Announcement!


  1. Wow. Beautifully, thoroughly, and well said.
    Thank you for this wonderful reminder!

  2. Thanks so much for posting this!
    I'm really enjoying it!!