I am thinking of the advertisement for All State insurance, “You are in good hands with All State.”
With any insurance, you only know how good those “hands” really are when you need that insurance to cover you as you make a claim. Until then, they are only words on your policy, yet to be proven. We pay our dues and hope that we get what we paid for when we need it. After all, there is the fine print and the loop holes that insurance companies embed in their policies as a way out of paying a claim.
As a believer, I have an “assurance” policy. As with any insurance policy, until I have need of it to cover my claim, I will not have firsthand experience with its reliability. I have found that each crisis in my life has been an opportunity for my “assurance” policy to come through and cover my claim.
I have also found that I tend to see my assurance as insurance. In other words, I have doubts…What are the loopholes? Will I find myself covered? Will I have to argue and jump through hoops? Did I not meet some requirements? Will I be denied? This unbelief has hindered me from making claims – from boldly approaching the throne of grace in my time of need. If we see God’s assurance in the same light as experiences with our personal insurance, we are bound to be full of fear and doubt.
When I check out my Assurance Policy, His Word, I am made aware of several things. The God who wrote my policy cannot lie and it is signed in His blood. This policy not only assures me of who my God is, but also that His promises cannot be broken. It solidifies my position as a policy holder!
Check out your policy and arm yourself with it when you find yourself in a crisis. Guard your heart and mind from falling into the trap of unbelief by thinking that you did not pay your religious dues, your home did not meet all the requirements or that this assurance somehow does not apply to you. Soberly contemplate that we call God a liar if we don’t believe that He is anything less than a good Father and an Almighty God who is not slow to live up to His promises.
We are indeed in good hands when they are the hands of the Almighty. Allow your crises to be opportunities for God to work His grace in your life, so that others will want to sign up for your Assurance Company!!
~ Susan Kewin
Christ Fellowship member