AND STEADFAST ANCHOR OF THE SOUL.
We are living in times of uncertainty on almost every level in our homes, schools, work, and community. Because of the spirit of hatred, self-loathing, and rebellion—many people are taking their pain and spreading to innocent bystanders. In addition, we have new level of negativity and pessimism infiltrated in the hearts of men, women, and children like never before.
If we aren’t careful, we can allow ourselves to get caught up in the storms of this world and forget to lay our anchor on the true foundation, who is our Rock—the Lord Jesus Christ. How can we A.N.C.H.O.R. ourselves in times of uncertainty?
A – Adjust our expectations.
“Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2)
N – Nail our fear, anxieties, and worries to the cross.
“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” (2 Timothy 1:7)
C – Control what we can control.
“For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. Do all things without grumbling or questioning?” (Philippians 2:13-14)
H – Have faith in God’s plan and purpose for our lives.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.” (Jeremiah 29:11-12)
O – Open up to change.
“And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14)
R – Remember God’s faithfulness in the past.
“The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he.” (Deuteronomy 32:4)