It’s hurricane season (as evidenced by Hurricane Earl’s rampage up the East Coast last week). But not all severe weather in life is a literal downpour. What about broken relationships, lost income, health problems, or the loss of a loved one?
The storms of life come. The waters rise and the winds blow.
I’ve been reading Six Hours One Friday by Max Lucado. He tells the story of a hurricane warning over another Labor Day weekend and a group of guys anxiously lashing their house boat to every tree within reach in hopes of surviving the onslaught.
Until a wise sailor-type approached with the wisdom of the ages. “Your only hope is to anchor deep.”
Why? Because the trees can get blown over. Don’t rely on the surface circumstances for security. Instead anchor deep on an unchanging foundation. Find the time-tested truths and hold on.
(And in case there aren’t any storms in your life right now, anchoring deep is a strategy for nice weather too. After all, without an anchor, you’ll drift with the currents and end up far from where you started out.)
Over the next three Wednesdays I’ll be sharing some of Max Lucado’s wisdom about finding anchoring points in life. Your life is not futile. Your failures are not fatal. And your death is not final.
What about you? Are you in sunny or stormy weather? Have you tried holding on to the “trees” or have you anchored deep? What happened as a result?