I don’t do water. Anyone that’s ever been around me at a water park, or the beach, or really anywhere with water has learned that I don’t do water. I’m glad if water works for you, but just not my thing.
So, I’m not going to lie to you, I know nothing about boats, water, deep-sea fishing, or sea creatures. Other than the fact that I like most sea creatures fried.
But, in reading about ships, boats, and sailing, one of the things I’ve learned to appreciate is an anchor.
Now, you sea folks may correct me, but from what I’ve read and learned, it is that anchor that keeps the ship stable and in one place in the water. The anchor allows the ship to stay where it is and not be moved. And when a storm blows up, that is incredibly important. This anchor will keep the ship safe, unmoved, and undamaged.
This anchor will allow a ship to survive a storm.
Listen to what the author of Hebrews says this morning:
So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary.
Storms are coming. There’s no doubt. There will be troubles. There will be trials. There will be tough times. There will be tears. Storms are coming.
But, remember, when the storm comes, and even when the water is smooth, you have an anchor. You have something to keep you anchored and safe. You have something you can trust.
Or, some one you can trust.
Jesus. He is your anchor. When the storms come, He is your anchor. When the wind blows, He is your anchor. When trials and temptations affect you, He is your anchor. You can trust in Him. And He will be with you in all that happens in your life.
He is the anchor for our lives. He is the one that we can count on. He is the very truth, heart, and love of God. And our lives must be anchored in Him.
Today, when the wind blows, may we find our anchor in Jesus. And may we know that no matter what blows up around us, we are safe and secure in Him.