There is a human natural phenomenon; the more behind we are the faster we tend to go. Once we get lost, we start driving faster. When we don’t know what we are talking about we begin to talk faster and louder. My mother taught her children little sayings to register her lessons in our minds. One of her favorite sayings; “The faster I go…the behinder I get.”
During severe storms, sometimes the best action we can take is to drop anchor. An anchor wedges itself deep into the rocks and sand and keeps the vessel and crew from being set dangerously adrift…and possibly crashing into the rocks. In our personal storms and most stressful moments we need to be anchored securely…not in wishes and hopes…but securely in God’s promises.
Satan wants us to run quickly and often blindly toward the many false, hollow, deathtraps masquerading as truth and refuge for the many storms that come our way. God’s promises, character, instruction, and Word ground us to the truth and equip us to be steady in every storm and victorious in any challenge Satan brings and God allows (yes, allows) in our life to grow the mind of Christ in us.
Today, take comfort in knowing that we have a secure anchor when storms threaten us. When you are faced with uncertainty, a storm, discomfort…just STOP and THINK. What does God promise, say, or say to us in these kinds of situations. We may not know what the future holds for us – but we can rest in the knowledge that our souls are safe once anchored to God. Click here to share with the Stepping Stones community your thoughts on the power of anchoring to God’s promise.
Dear Father God, I thank You, Father, for being the God of all hope. You know the desires and secret fears of my heart…You know I am in the midst of a terrible storm. I thank You, Father, for all Your promises and Your steadfastness during my storms. Thank You for being my refuge, my rock, my anchor. Today I cast all my hopes and dreams onto You for safekeeping because I trust You. I pray in the name of the one You sent to be my anchor, Jesus Christ; and all God’s children said – AMEN!
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.
In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.