If you’re anchored to God’s Word, you’ll never go adrift amid the wind and waves of life.
In a world facing uncertain times, God’s people need His peace more than ever. Our prayer ministers at Inspiration Ministries pray every day with people who are experiencing serious health problems, financial pressures, family conflicts, and other stressful situations.
However, I’m convinced that it’s possible to find God’s peace even amid the stormy and stressful seasons of life. During difficult times, I encourage you to pause and look past the temporary cares and trials of this world. Fix your eyes on Jesus, “the author and finisher of our faith.” When you do, you’ll be able to walk safely through the howling wind and waves around you, for He’s telling you, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid” (Matthew 14:22-33).
Isaiah 26:3 promises that when you are fully trusting in the Lord, you can experience His supernatural peace even when times are tough. “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” Isn’t that good news?
Jesus offers hope for the hopeless. He’s our strength and confidence, our rock in times of trouble. Although He never said life would be easy, He gave us this great promise: “Trusting Me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace” (John 16:33 MSG).
So stop dwelling on your problems, and start looking at Jesus. Stay focused on who HE is, and remember who YOU are in Him. Stay anchored in His Word no matter what you see happening around you.
When your life is anchored in God’s faithfulness, you will “abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13). Regardless of the storms that may come, your anchor will hold firm, and you’ll be unshakable even in life’s fiercest storms!
Ben Cerullo has been named by Charisma Magazine as one of the “30 Emerging Voices” who will lead the church in the next decade. His ministry carries a powerful anointing and prophetic message. Traveling extensively, both domestically and internationally, he has spoken in more than 27 nations. God continues to use him to reach people with the Gospel, confirming His Word with signs following.