Thursday, September 18, 2008


Reflections by the Sea © Betsy Ore Glass
September 18, 2008

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. -Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

Going through a recent hurricane, we had to anchor everything down. The winds were going to be strong and we couldn't take any chances on outdoor furniture being blown away. We were glad we did and all was well in the end. There are many ways to describe an is the obvious. A boat anchor to keep the boat in one place. Another description of anchoring is to tie an object down to provide security and safety. An anchor holds things in place like our furniture in a storm. Yet another is being the central person like my granddaughter who is the anchor for her school's closed circuit TV station to give daily news and lunchroom menu's. Without an anchor for their broadcast, information could not be given. Whether it is a broadcast, a boat or securing something in place, an anchor is very valuable.

When faced with difficulties or worries, my mind will wonder to the “what ifs”. Like many of us, it is easy to quickly go into a downward spiral, not seeing any solution or thinking the worst case scenario when we face big mountains in our life. Thinking only in the natural, not the supernatural. Then, by the grace of God, I am reminded to anchor my thoughts, problems, concerns in Him. I know I can do nothing on my own. I am nothing without Him. What is impossible with man is possible with God. Often times, there may be no visible solution. The prayers don't seem to be immediately answered. Is He Listening? Is there a disconnect between us? But, God does hear us. He is there. Every day is a lesson in Faith. By fearing anything or any problem or situation, we cancel out our faith. It is that simple. Trusting God to be our anchor everyday is what we are taught to do. God is our anchor. Our security. Our refuge in good times and bad.

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