“We have this certain hope like a strong, unbreakable anchor holding our souls to God himself. Our anchor of hope is fastened to the mercy seat which sits in the heavenly realm beyond the sacred threshold,”
Hebrews 6:19 TPT
In all of the confusion and not knowing what will happen next we seem to have landed in some bizarre realm of what to hold on to. Do we hold on to religion? Our spouse? Our children? Our parents? Do we trust the place we have arrived to? How does one hold onto their sanity in a time such as this?
Do we get out of the boat? Do we stay in the boat? Do we just throw down the anchor and hope for the best? Can we add people to our boat? So many questions to answer. Too many unsure answers floating around out there like sharks waiting for their next meal. Within this sea of uncertainty we all have the potential of going down with the ship if we don’t trust our Captain.
Weathering the storms of life is not easy. We get tossed to and fro with tidal waves. We are moved from place to place. The enemy tries to isolate us to make us feel alone and afraid. Sometimes the attacks seem relentless and unavoidable. We give up. We give in. We feel completely lost without any hope of life being worth it.
What if I told you there was hope? Perhaps you have heard the name before but rejected him because you were swimming with the sharks or listening to the lies of the enemy. Maybe you just felt hopeless and unworthy. Or you thought he didn’t care because you had drifted too far. Listen, my friend, let me show you Who my anchor is and how I stay connected to the One who keeps me safe while the storms are raging.
His name is Jesus. He is the one I am tethered to, the one I trust to navigate me through life. I seek Him when I am afraid. I sit with Him while the lightening strikes and the thunder booms. I look for Him when I am lost only to realize He had been there all along.
To keep myself anchored with Jesus takes three main things on my part. Trust. Thankfulness. Worship. When I continually choose to trust Jesus I am continually thankful and all I want to do is worship Him day and night no matter what storm I am caught in.
A storm is just a matter of perspective when you are completely trusting the Captain.