Day 4: Hope
The boat is swaying back and forth
as the wind increases
as the current grows stronger,
in the wind
isn't in the current
is in the
that is not seen
because it is below the water
doing what it is designed to do.
is of no use
if it isn't attached to the boat.
Where does the boat put its HOPE when it needs to be at rest?
The storms come.
The wind gusts.
The current increases
in your life & in my life,
where do you
where do I
when we need to be
"A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. JESUS was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion.
The disciples woke HIM and said to HIM,
'Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?'
HE got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves,
'Quiet! Be still!'
Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
HE said to HIS disciples,
'Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?'"(Mark 4:35-40)
"We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure..." (Hebrews 6:19).
"upward in heaven, not down in the ground;
and we are anchored to move on, not to stand still." (David Guzik)
we don't look into the
that is on
the ocean floor,
"we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen,
since what is seen is temporary, but
what is unseen is eternal"
(2 Corinthians 4:18).
Anxiety & Fear is gone
what appears to be a disaster ready to happen
is replaced by
THE HOPE that is reality~
"When darkness veils HIS lovely face, I rest on HIS unchanging grace; in every high and stormy gale, my anchor holds within the veil"
("IN CHRIST ALONE")
you & I
PLANTED in the ONE
in every circumstance
no matter how rocky the seas
HOPE is ANCHORED
"IN CHRIST ALONE"
(listen to the song below)