2 Peter 1:3 declares that the Lord has given us all things that pertain to life and godliness. But what happens when storms come; when things don’t go as planned? Can you hold the course in spite of the disruption?
Yes, we can grow weary in the storms of life. But how you prepare before the storm will determine your outcome. The important thing is to build a bridge before you need it.
Did you know that not all shipwrecks happen at sea? Most shipwrecks occur on dry ground. Most of us will probably never be involved in a shipwreck at sea. However, the possibility exists that we might suffer shipwreck in our spiritual life.
One way to avoid shipwreck is to “Let the word be your anchor.” For every challenge you are going through, there is a remedy for it in the Word of God. The Word is not just a fairy tale, a good story, or just a great novel. God gave us the Scriptures for our encouragement and comfort.
On a ship, the anchor’s purpose is to prevent a ship from drifting away due to the currents or tide. The Word keeps us from drifting because the storm will come.
In order for the Word to work as an anchor: a) you must read it. The bible that never gets opened can never make a change in our lives; b) you must meditate on it. Think about the Lord’s promises and how He proved His faithfulness to believers; and c) You must believe what it says. If you allow yourself to doubt God’s promises, you will never receive all He has for you.
Let God’s Word be an immovable anchor in times of storm.
Lori “The Shineprenuer®” Ray