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Weekly Word from Dr. Andrews

September 11, 2017

While I was working around our house getting ready for Irma, the lyrics of a song written by Ryan Stevenson kept repeating in my mind.

In the eye of the storm
You remain in control
And in the middle of the war
You guard my soul
You alone are the anchor
When my sails are torn
Your love surrounds me
In the eye of the storm

The truth about the storms of life is that God is in control. Hebrews 6:19 reminds us, “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil.” As all of us prepared for the hurricane, we did everything we could to get ready for the storm, but as we prepared we also held out the hope that the hurricane would turn away and not inflict catastrophic damage to our community and that we could keep our family’s safe. As human beings, most of us tend to be optimistic when we face the storms of life. Optimism and hope when it comes to a hurricane, is not always based on fact and certainty. Many of us watched the track of Irma change from day to day and our hope changed from day to day.

When it comes to our faith, and our trust in Christ, our hope is based on the certainty and truth of the Word of God. Romans 15:13 says, “I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” Our God is the God of hope and the one who gives us confidence that our anchor in the storms of life is secure. The writer of the song said, “You alone are the anchor, when my sails are torn.” I’m sure that there are a few torn sails today, but through it all the love of God surrounds us and our hope in Christ is sure. When we cast our anchor by faith, God’s Word says that Jesus firmly plants our anchor into heaven, until our faith becomes sight. The Good News is that as long as you have breath it is never to late to cast your anchor into heaven and know that by faith your sins have been forgiven and that you will have eternal life. The Bibles says in Romans 10:13, “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Are you surrounded by the love of the only one who can give you assurance that your sins are forgiven and that you have eternal life? If not, call out to Him today. He alone is the “anchor” who can save us from our sin and give us true hope for all eternity.

Dr. Andrews