God IS My Anchor 

 

 Anchored in Goodness

“You may have heard it before: life is hard; God is good. This statement is far more than a cliché: it’s a strong and solid theological truth. Some incredibly smart people have wrestled with such questions as, “if God is good, then why does this happen? Why is injustice allowed, and why can life be so hard?” Those really smart people concluded that life is hard AND God is good. One doesn’t cancel out the other. They call it “theodicy.”
Most people assume that because life is hard, God must not be good—but that’s not the case. It’s not an either/or scenario.

A few years ago, I decided that even when I couldn’t answer the “why?” part of that statement (“If God is good, then why ____?”), I decided that I would eliminate the “if.” In other words, I choose to believe that God is good . . . no matter what.
You can anchor yourself in God’s goodness too. Start watching for the goodness of God despite the circumstances. Maybe the door gets closed on one opportunity, but maybe God has something better in store that we have to walk through a different door in order to access it.

This has happened so many times in my own life that now I expect it. When something doesn’t go my way, I remind myself of God’s track record and I start watching for the next opportunity that will uncover God’s ultimate plan through the process.Being anchored in the goodness of God isn’t always going to be a rational thing. It’s a stubborn, unrelenting determination not to let the hardships of life downsize the bigness of God.

Think about it: What are ways you can remind yourself to watch for God’s goodness despite the circumstances?
PRAY: God, thank you for helping me get anchored in your goodness. Give me strength today to stop wondering and start watching for your favor in every situation. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

My personal response to the “Think About It” question: I never knew at 23 years old, I would’ve been a store manager at two clothing stores; then promoted (by God) to work at a multi-billion dollar trucking company. I never knew that after a year and a half of working at the trucking company, I would be unemployed for a few months. Even though I did not expect all of that to happen, the Lord already knew it was going to happen. Now that I am still unemployed I have anchored myself in God’s rest. He has blessed me to still be financially stable for everything I possess. As it is coming close for my unemployment funds to run out, I refuse to get stressed over life’s situations. As I think about my past history, I surely can testify that God has always made a way out of no way. And you know what? He will do it again. His goodness and grace is everlasting. No matter what happens in my life on earth, Heaven is the reason I rejoice daily!

What would you answer to the “Think About It” question?? I would love to hear some feedback from my lovely family in Christ! Thanks for reading! Stay Blessed.

 

5 thoughts on “God IS My Anchor 

  1. Praise God for this testimony – you are resting in Christ, dear sister! He is fashioning you to be a fine instrument in His hands, and this requires application of the cross (death to self) AND receiving His resurrection life, His grace of complete provision. If the Holy Spirit so leads you, set aside @ 20 minutes to read “Key Characteristics and Experiences of Effectual Leaders,” for it describes through Scriptural examples what He does in fashioning His leaders. Blessings! http://thelordiswithus.com/key-characteristics-and-experiences-of-effectual-leaders/

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    1. Amen! I rather reside in his perfect rest than anywhere else. Thank you so much for providing the link to your fascinating post!! It’s amazing how the Lord calls us out at the perfect time & transforms us to lead his people. ❤️

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      1. You are an inspiration! And we rest in Him as He leads His people and produces His fruit through our branches. The “work” is receiving the application of the cross and receiving the grace! His ways are opposite the world’s ways, for sure.

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      2. Thank you! You are an inspiration as well. I love that the Lord’s church can come together and help each other in various amount of ways! What a perfect weekend to Thank the Lord for his sacrifice on the cross. Enjoy your Easter Sunday tomorrow my friend! 😊

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