Two weeks ago 70% of the United States was covered in ice or snow. This was definitely an all-time, historic winter event. If you were surfing the news channels afterward, your heart was probably just as broken as mine, to see so many in the South, particularly Texas, without electricity and water.
Can you imagine being in temperatures of anywhere from 0-12 degrees, with no heat for days at a time? Many had homes that were destroyed by water damage from busted pipes and they were having to find other places to temporarily house their families.
To see so many standing in long lines, in the cold, with blankets wrapped around them was unbelievable! I guess I am saying unbelievable because, after the stress that came with 2020, I am sure that many were thinking, we got through 2020, now on to brighter days. Unfortunately, we were all being shocked again, to the reality that, life is totally capable of being hurled into a different direction at any given moment without any forewarning.
Who would have ever thought that 2021 would start like this? Well, it has, and who knows what else is to come. This is what I do know however, God is absolutely in control no matter what happens.
Yesterday, I was thinking of all of the highs and lows, and twist and turns that have happened in my own life in the past year, and trust me there have been many. God quickly reminded me, that the one thing that has been the same and always constant is His faithfulness to me. I have seen his hand of provision and protection at every high and low, and at every twist and turn this past year. Although circumstances were changing all around me, He remained God. He remained the same faithful, loving, kind, good, true to His promises God that He has always been. His track record is impeccable. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He never changes, and that is why He is our anchor. The world around us may change, but we can count on Him consistently being the same.
Who have you anchored your faith and hope in? If it’s not God, expect to be disappointed over and over again. Only God can hold to promises that give us safety and security in this life and all of eternity. He and He alone is our true and solid anchor. We can trust that He will do what is best for us at all times because He will never change from being a good God. May God bless you as you trust Him to be your anchor in every circumstance and situation from now until the end of time?
17 God also bound himself with an oath, so that those who received the promise could be perfectly sure that he would never change his mind. 18 So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us.
6 “I am the Lord, and I do not change. That is why you descendants of Jacob are not already destroyed.
18 So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. 19 This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary.
35 Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? 36 (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”[a]) 37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. 38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b] neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
11 Why am I discouraged?
Why is my heart so sad?
I will put my hope in God!
I will praise him again— my Savior and my God!
31 But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.