Insecurity often results from feeling like we’ve been put on the shelf and forgotten by God. But the fact is that sometimes He needs to do just that! Regardless, it can be really painful, because it feels like we’ve somehow been overlooked. These times come in the life of every Christian. It’s merely God’s way of reducing us to a state of total dependence, so that He can use us in some greater way later.
The Lord tells us not to be anxious in these moments. Rather we must let the peace of God rule in our heart, always being thankful. Gratefulness is the tonic that helps ward off any anxiety or depression which might result from our circumstances, whether those feelings stem from being shelved or otherwise. It’s important to be thankful, because only then can God give us the peace needed to wait patiently for His direction.