“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. There we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea…”
There are times when we feel that life is not fair. We face problems, sickness and other difficult things in life almost on a daily basis. For such a time, there is only thing that we can and be strong – we need God. He is our stronghold.
Have you ever felt that you needed an anchor in your life? That the storms of life were trying to smash you on the rocks? For some people, it might be family problems. For others, the loss of a job, the death of a loved one, or a serious illness.
Such things can easily overwhelm us like a wave that crashes upon a ship. Gone are the memories of peaceful sailing on smooth seas—all we can think of for the moment is the trial we are in right now. Will we survive, or will we sink? And sometimes the turmoil is so great that sinking doesn’t seem that bad of an option!
To weather the storms of life, we need an anchor to keep us in place, to keep us from being swept towards the rocky shore, to keep us from capsizing and sinking.
God provides the anchor. Our concept of God will surely determine how we will face the storm of our life. Know God personally. God can be whatever you need Him to be. Our knowledge of God will help us respond to life’s challenges, and learn to live victoriously even in the midst of storms. Knowing God does not mean knowing His name and doctrines about Him. Knowing and understanding Him is embracing His manifold nature intimately. It will lead us to respond with a life of complete dependence on Him and His promise.
Dear God, make me spend my days knowing You for You alone can change my life from bitter to better.