Posted on 28 Jul 2015 12:58

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Acts 27:14 –20,29 (KJV)

14 But not long after, there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon.

15 And when the ship was caught, and could not bear up into the wind, we let her drive.

16 And running under a certain island which is called Clauda, we had much work to come by the boat:

17 Which when they had taken up, they used helps, undergirding the ship; and, fearing lest they should fall into the quicksands, strake sail, and so were driven.

18 And we being exceedingly tossed with a tempest, the next day they lightened the ship;

19 And the third day we cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship.

20 And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was then taken away.

29 Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day.

Very often when people encounter a major problem in life, they want to change everything else in their lives at the same time. Their issue seems so overwhelming that they just can’t stand still. In other words, if a person loses his or her spouse by death or divorce, the typical reaction is, “I’m going to quit my job” or “I’m going to sell everything and move to a whole new location and start over.”

Beloved, that is the wrong thing to do and the wrong time to do it. At such a critical time in your life the last thing you need is more changes. But rather, what you really need to do is put down some anchors and get some stability. One song writer wrote:

In times like these, we need a Savior; In times like these, we need an anchor
Be very sure, be very sure; Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock.

The first anchor that you need to put down to hold you a crisis is the “Presence of God”.

Storms will come but storms can never keep us from God. We may not see Him or feel Him but He sees us and He is near us. We may think God is a million miles away, but He is with us all the time and He is watching over us.
God said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you”. — Hebrews 13:5

God is right there with us. We never go through anything by ourselves. No matter what situation you are going through right now, God is with you. He is the anchor that you can fully trust.

So be calm and confident regardless of the severity of the storm. Have courage in your crisis. Don’t let it faze you. The Presence of God is your anchor and your anchor will hold!

More tomorrow.

God bless you is my prayer!

Dr. J. M. Wooten

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