Do you have an anchor?

BIBLE READING; COL. 1:23 But you must continue to believe this truth and stand firmly in it. Don't drift away from the assurance you received when you heard the Good News. The Good News has been preached all over the world, and I, Paul, have been appointed as God's servant to proclaim it.

BLOG: In this mornings message, I shared the following illustration.  Up river to the Niagara Falls, before the 180-degree drop at the American and Horseshoe falls, boating is quite popular in the gentler flow. At the crossing of Wellington and Niagara River is a pedestrian walkway which has two signs for the boaters below, each posing a question. First: Do you have an anchor? Second: Do you know how to use it?

How do you end up shipwrecking your life? I've had people walk into my office with elaborate stories about how their lives are a complete wreck.  They tell me about their addictions, divorces, jail time, broken hearts, crashed careers, and more. It's all quite sad.  Often they will say, "I don't understand how this happened?"

Do you have an anchor?  If you needed to stop yourself from going over the falls, could you?  Many people see trouble coming.  They start yelling, "Stop! Stop!" But when the go-to throw their anchor over, they can't find it.  Why?

Because they didn't prepare themselves for the journey called life, this world will tell you that you have everything you need to be successful and happy.  But when you start heading over the falls, this same world can do nothing to help you.

Hebrews 6:19 We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain,

Jesus is the anchor of our soul,  who goes into the presence of God on our behalf.

Jesus said in John 16:33  I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world."

When life throws its worst at you, Jesus says, "Don't worry, I got this!"

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, I need you to be my anchor today.  AMEN