Do You Choose False Security over God?

Updated: May 29, 2020

"What sorrow awaits those who look to Egypt for help, trusting their horses, chariots, and charioteers and depending on the strength of human armies instead of looking to the Lord, the Holy One of Israel." -Isaiah 31:1


My husband and I are amateur "Preppers."


For those of you who aren't sure what that means, a Prepper (also known as a Survivalist) is someone who prepares for a possible catastrophic disaster. Although we aren't hardcore Preppers like some, we do enjoy building bug-out bags and learning survivalist techniques. More than anything, it's just a hobby for us - at least, that's how I feel about it now.


I used to be a very paranoid person. I was fearful and anxious about everything. I regularly researched survivalist tactics, and was much more gung ho about prepping.


One day, I was reading a survivalist book, and something changed my whole perspective on prepping. The author was explaining that a person can spend years and tons of money prepping for a natural disaster (such as a tornado), but if instead there's a nuclear meltdown, or an economic collapse, that same person will not have any of the right tools for the unforeseen disaster and will possibly not be able to survive.


I remember thinking after that, "What's the point of even prepping at all, if no one has any clue about the future?"


Even though I still indulge in a little prepping, that one sentence in that book changed my outlook on the whole thing. Before, I thought of prepping as something I needed to do in order to keep my family safe. Now, it's something I do out of enjoyment with my husband. I am no longer putting my trust in prepping. It's just false security, because no one really knows the future.

Right now, there is a lot of fear regarding COVID-19. Malls and restaurants are shutting down. Salons are no longer operating. And now, churches, including my own, are closing their doors. The government has even asked people to report others who are not practicing social distancing.


Yesterday, I was reading