Choose Your Anchor Wisely

Posted on: 7-15-112011

This morning on TV, Charles Stanley was talking about the storms of life.  He said, “Storms are inevitable, but the Anchor is immovable.”  This is so very true!  None of us will escape this life without going through storms.  Some of these storms will be fast and furious, but others may rage on and on for a very long time.  Some storms will be like a tropical depression, while others may be a full-blown Category 5 hurricane.  Some may be like an earthquake or tornado that comes without warning, while some may be on our radar screen for a while before arriving.  No matter what form the storm takes, the key to surviving is our anchor. And just as there are many storms, there are an equal number of anchors that we may choose to hold onto.  Some of us hold on to our family as our anchor, some of us choose the anchor of our friends, some pick the anchor of  our position at work, while others choose money, power, success, and/or possessions.  The list can go on and on.  There’s only one problem with these anchors…they may hold for a little while, but they will ultimately break loose and we will have nothing to keep the storm from destroying us.  There is only one anchor that holds through any storm and that Anchor is Jesus Christ.  He, and He alone, can withstand any storms you and I face.  He is immovable!  He is incapable of breaking!  He is strong enough to hold us in place no matter what circumstances rage in our lives.  We may be tossed to and fro while we’re in the boat and the waves may come over the side, but He will never break loose.  He will keep us secured!  And although going through the storms may be terrifying, it is during the storms that we come to know the real strength of the anchor.  I read this not long ago…”You will never know the strength of the Anchor unless you go through the storm.”  God wants to reveal Himself to us completely.  He wants us to know His power and His strength.  He wants us to know that He alone is what we should anchor to in order to withstand the storms of this life.  So, no matter what storm you may be facing right now, you can anchor yourself to the One that will never break, the One who will sustain you no matter what, and the One who is stronger and more powerful than anything we can even begin to imagine.

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.  Therefore, we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling.”  Psalm 46:1-3


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