Where are you anchored?￼
The last few weeks have been very challenging. With the Lord’s guidance and my family’s support, I accompanied my mother to the Dominican Republic to visit her younger brother. You’re probably wondering, how is that challenging? My Mom has Alzheimer’s. She desired to return home. So, I took her on this trip, not knowing what to expect. Whenever I asked the Lord for his guidance, I got the same response, “Do you trust me?”
To everyone’s surprise, my Mom had no problem. She came alive! It was a joy to see her so full of life. We did, however, encounter a storm. Upon our arrival, my heart couldn’t take it, and I collapsed at the airport. While all this was happening, I could only think of my Mom. I didn’t know where she was, and I was worried about her. The doctor at the airport assured me that my Mom was fine; they were more concerned about me. The Lord reminded me at that moment that He was the same yesterday, today, and forever. That I needed to remember who He was and to trust him.
The Lord brought to my mind Matthew 8:24-27, “Suddenly, a furious storm came up on the lake, so the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. Then the disciples woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, which were utterly calm. (NIV)
At that moment, my heart rate began to slow down, and I could breathe again. The Lord Jesus reminded me that He has power over any storm. All I needed to do was trust and remain anchored in Him. Jesus displayed power over nature; disease and broken hearts were and still are a way Jesus reveals Himself to us and exemplifies faith, love, peace, and hope.
Max Lucado once said, “Stability in the storm comes not from seeking a new message, but from understanding an old one. The most reliable anchor points are not recent discoveries but are time-tested truths that have to heed their ground against the winds of change.” Wow, what a powerful reminder.
Friends, when we anchor our lives to Jesus, no storm can overcome us; or destroy us. Jesus has the power to overcome any storm we may be facing. All He requires from us is to anchor ourselves to Him and trust Him.
Lord, Jesus, thank you once again for pulling me out of my storm. I will remain anchored in you even when no storms are on the horizon. In Your name, amen!
Thank you, Ayi. God bless you!
Amen. Thank you for your encouraging words.