An Anchor in the Tempest

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Even when struggles throw us off balance, the Word of God assures us that we can maintain a steady footing, regardless of the circumstances.

Hebrews 13:5-9

What do you do when the storms of life come? To whom do you turn? Where do you seek comfort and security during tumultuous times?

We all realize that storms will come and go unexpectedly throughout life. Yet even when struggles throw us off balance, the Word of God assures us that we can maintain a steady footing, regardless of the circumstances. How do we do that?

There is an amazing truth in the Bible that, once you take hold of it, will keep you steady during even the most trying of situations. That anchor for the storms of life is simply this: Jesus Christ never changes.

You might wonder, What is meant by “anchor”? Think about it this way: Every single thing in your life—career, relationships, finances—is in a constant state of flux. In fact, you yourself are growing, learning, and developing every day. There is nothing anyone can do to stop this continual change. So, if we try to hold tight to things like resources, friends, abilities, or prestige during times of hardship, we can’t keep from being pulled one way or another. Why? Because we have affixed ourselves to something that is itself moving. We have chosen a foundation that isn’t stable.

However, when we fix our hopes in Christ, we can be sure that the anchor will hold. He isn’t moving, changing, or leaving. Regardless of all the things in life that can morph and shift, He is the same as He always has been. Jesus is the only sure footing in an unstable world. And He can keep you steady, too.

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