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Will Trust in the Lord, My Anchor in the Storm Can you say, “I will trust in the Lord” when a storm is raging around you? Many times, when we fall into trials we may be tempted to ask, “Where is God?
God’s beauty and His love for us are real even when our circumstances are difficult. Even though you cannot see Him, God is there.
On gray, gloomy, rainy days, high above the overcast sky, the sun continues to shine. We can’t feel its warmth or see its beauty, but it still exists. If we think “above the clouds,” we can have hope knowing that God is still there and we can confidently say, “I will trust in the Lord.”
Just as gray, gloomy, overcast skies are temporary, so are our difficulties. If you’re facing a discouraging situation in your life right now, remember that God is there and rejoice in the fact that this too shall pass.
Sometimes, things are a little more intense than just a little rain. Many times, there are huge storms that come into our lives. But again, these shall pass as well.
God uses these storms to produce good fruit in us. The Bible says we should rejoice and “Count it all joy when we fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of our faith produces patience so that we may be made perfect, complete, and lacking nothing” (James 1:2-4).
It’s these storms, and their inevitable passing, that make us confident in saying during the next storm, “I will trust in the Lord.” Stories have been told about the only thing that saved the lives of people aboard a ship in a storm was a strong anchor. In fact, Luke and the Apostle Paul were aboard a ship that was tossed by a raging storm.
Luke writes in Acts 27:29 about the actions of the crew, “Fearing that we would be dashed against the rocks, we dropped four anchors from the stern and prayed for daylight.” Surely Luke and Paul both said, “I will trust in the Lord.”
God is a strong anchor! It is written, “The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and He knows them who trust Him” (Nahum 1:7). Stories have been told of people who perished when their anchor did not hold.
Apparently, they had weak anchors. What, or who, are you depending on to hold you in your storm? Is it a person? Is it your money? Or, is it God? Can you say, “I will trust in the Lord?”
God should be your anchor because salvation can be found in no other. Jesus said, “I do not pray that You take them out of the world, but that You keep them from evil” (John 17:15). This is a promise that God will be your anchor in the storm and that He will keep you in His care, but only if you let Him.
A chorus in Ray Boltz’ song entitled, “The Anchor Holds,” goes like this:
The anchor holds
Though the ships been battered
The anchor holds
Though the sails are torn
I have fallen on my knees
As I face life’s raging seas
The anchor holds
In spite of the storm
What a great message if you’re in the midst of a storm!
In times of fair weather you have comfort of knowing your anchor is there.
But, in a storm, your faith will be tested and then you’ll be challenged in saying, “I will trust in the Lord” and believe that your anchor is holding. Be encouraged if things are not what you want them to be. God has a wonderful plan for your life and He may be just using a storm to work on the inside of you right now. Ask Him to hold you up, strengthen you, and help you learn what He is trying to teach you.
Remember, to stay confident in the strength of your anchor, you’ll need to feel the strength of the storm. God is faithful and “blessed is He who endures” (James 1:12). So no matter what situation you find yourself in, confidently confess, “I will trust in the Lord!”
Written by: Daniel N. Brown
Music: ‘Dreams’ © Margi Harrell