Safe in the Storm

Hey guys! I’m back…again! I think this is my first blog as a MOM! Omg is this real??? Yes, I had baby Janelle and I’m so in love with her 😍. Let me not drift off. That’s not what I’m here to talk about.

Yesterday was one of those much needed “Me” days. I was able to get away to the beach and just meditate on the word of God. I love doing this because sometimes our world gets too loud and we miss out on God’s still small voice.

While I was there, I was studying about the significance of an anchor in a storm. Even though I knew the purpose of an anchor, I never fully understood its function. I found out that an anchor’s main purpose is to use its fluke to hook to the sea bed. The weight of the anchor isn’t as important as it’s ability to hook to something and stabilize the ship.

The most interesting thing that stood out to me however, was that in the midst of a raging storm, the best thing to do is not to find your way back to shore, but to stay right there in the storm, throw out your anchor and wait.

Let’s relate this to our lives. When we are in the deepest part of a hard situation, our first instinct sometimes is to give up. However, this is the best time to throw out the anchor. Now let’s relate the anchor to the HolySpirit. Jesus told His disciples that when He left, He would send the comforter (HolySpirit) back to earth for us to have. Another scripture tells us that the Holy Spirit makes intercession for us. (He is the middle man). It makes sense then why the Holy Spirit is related to the anchor. He anchors to the solid and unmovable rock, who is Jesus.

Can you see where I’m going with this? In trying times, the Holy Spirit becomes our only way to connect with Jesus. Let me also put this out there; God the father, son and spirit ARE ALL ONE! Only one God. But God represents many pieces to this puzzle. God is both the anchor and solid rock in the form of Jesus and Holy Spirit In the midst of a storm, you are the most safe when anchored in and to Jesus. It makes no sense running to shore.

Can you be trusted in the deep? Of course when you’re in the shallow, you can run back to shore, but you also don’t need an anchor in the shallow.

If you are in a trying situation right now, just know that you have the greatest opportunity to connect with your creator. Only in the deep can you throw out your anchor. Trust God today, this too shall pass. You are safe in this storm.

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