The storms of life will always have a way of anchoring you, hence the Bible says, “He has given us both His promise and His oath, two things we can completely count on, for it is impossible for God to tell a lie…” Consequently, “This certain hope of being saved is a strong and trustworthy ANCHOR for our souls.” Read Hebrews 6:19 (TLB). Therefore, your hope is rooted in HIS PROMISE and HIS OATH for it is IMPOSSIBLE for God to lie, this is an amazing verse of scripture. So what then is the purpose of the storm?
YOU HAVE AN ANCHOR. Scripture tells us, “This hope [this confident assurance] we have as an ANCHOR of the soul [it cannot slip and it cannot break down under whatever pressure bears upon it]—a safe and steadfast hope that enters within the veil [of the heavenly temple, that most Holy Place in which the very presence of God dwells].” read Hebrews 6:19 (AMP). Think with me for a moment, when someone is in a storm or drowning, and you throw them a lifeline, what do you think will happen? I can tell you, they will anchor their entire being on that lifeline or on anything that will prevent them from drowning.
Beloved, it is the same with God, He is your lifeline, life jacket and raft in the storm, hence He is an anchor for you, such that you can only go but so far because you are anchored on His love, grace and mercy. When I watch documentaries to do with ships in a storm, I notice how people hang on to anything that will keep them afloat, and in like manner, in the midst of the storm, God is that lifeboat that would be by your side to keep you afloat.
Listen to this quote, “The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but for the deliverance from fear. It is the storm within that endangers him, not the storm without.” Ralph Waldo Emerson. Are you aware, fear paralyses? And once fear sets in, defeat becomes inevitable, but you need not fear because the Bible says so.
Dear Lord Jesus, thank You, I have You as an ANCHOR for my soul. Thank You for keeping me afloat, thank You for lifting me up above the waves and causing me to ride with You into all that You have for me in Jesus Name. I am sure you have been encouraged and a level of determination and persistence arisen in you to stand strong in the midst of the storm because God is with you, right there, closer than you think.
“Suddenly the storm stopped and all was calm.” Meditate on these things.
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