Facing The Storms of Life: Anchored In Jesus
By Cindy Miller
July 1, 2011
When the storms of life threaten to overtake us, anxiety and fear arise. We might not see the course before us. Blinded by worry, we can't see the spiritual blessings God has enroute. Satan stirs these fears, paralyzing Christian progress.
Left on our own, with no guidance, our way may be so dark and daunting we want to give up. Our life-storm may take us under.
Even if we can't pick up the Bible or pray due to depression, fear, anxiety, anguish, and wounds, there is hope. When paralyzed by fear, Christians in our life can step aboard and intercede for God's help. The way to sail from bondage to freedom is prayer. In His word, God reveals that the prayers of his saints are powerful. God honors the prayers of others on our behalf, and starts a heart and vision change in us.
Anchored in Jesus is the way to weather life-storms; loss of loved ones, sickness, financial strain, or whatever else that causes worry. Basking in His Word and constant communication with Him strengthens our faith and those around us.
During times of calm, His Word prepares us to sail when the tempest blows. If an answer isn't clear right away, we must continue praying for God's direction.
Sometimes bad things happen and we naturally ask why but God in His loving, supreme position knows. We see dimly, He sees clearly. Some things may never be revealed to us this side of eternity. We may never understand the whys in our life. Can we accept that He, who deeply loves us, is always available to guide?
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