Hope in Uncertain Times
I read a quote once that said, “Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart.”
Have you ever felt like your heart was a puzzle missing a few pieces? Like, when you look around at your life or the world you live in, things don’t always make sense?
The times we live in are truly uncertain. Change seems to be a constant. Right now as a nation, we are going through lots of changes. There is a change in governmental administration, changes in the ways people are interacting with each other, changes in economy and the list goes on. Some changes are positive, some are very negative and destructive.
In a world of constant change, it’s easy to lose our grip on hope and trust. It’s like trying to hold onto a kite blowing in the wind; when the wind blows really hard, if we’re not ready our kite can blow away.
As you read this, where is your heart? Still holding on, connected to the one who holds it, or hopelessly and recklessly being driven by the winds of adversity like a kite blown away?
It’s important in seasons like this that we are connected in the right way. These connections are like anchors for our soul, securing our heart to trust which leads to hope for a bright future.
Let’s look at just two anchors that are vital for us.
First is the word of God. We need to cling to the word and allow it to take deep root in us. The word is an anchor! The word keeps us single minded and single focused. When the arguments of doubt, hopelessness or fear creep in to deceive us, the word conquers them.
Take time today as you read this to read the word. It will steady your heart and mind and bring you back to hope. The word reminds us that the ultimate outcome of our lives is not connected to the maddening frenzy of the world.
Secondly, worship is an anchor. This year worship is very key for us. We will need to worship our way through the challenging events and emotions we are presented with.
Apostle Barbara gave one of the best messages on worship I have ever heard this past Sunday. She talked about how worship is a total surrender of our will to the will of God.
When we worship, we enter into heaven’s reality. Our perspective is pulled higher and we begin to see from God’s perspective. Worship unlocks the supernatural realm over our lives and brings us into a place of breakthrough.
These are uncertain times, but we have an anchor for our souls!
As we allow the word to wash us and worship to lift us up, we will overcome. We will be anchored, secure and steady even as the winds blow and the waves roll.
Hebrews 6:19 “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil…”
Take heart today! Cling to hope as you surrender your will to God afresh and anew in this season. God will not disappoint us; the hope he gives is everlasting.
God Bless you,
Pastor Benjamin A. Deitrick