By: Pastor David Todd Whittley
The COVID – 19 Pandemic has been described as a modern – day crisis. By definition, a crisis is an emotional and significant event, radical change or any situation that upsets the balance of life. As born – again believers our response to any crisis is faith over fear, God’s word over worry and God’s promises over panic. WE ARE ANCHORED IN JESUS!
Acts 27: 23 - THE ANCHOR OF THE PRESENCE OF GOD
Even in the midst of that raging storm, Paul found that he was not alone.
The Lord came to him to minister peace to his heart.
We have the anchor of God’s presence, watching, leading, and protecting us during the storms and crisis of life.
Acts 27: 24 & 25 - THE ANCHOR OF THE PROMISES OF GOD
As Paul weathered that long, terrible storm, the Lord came to him with a precious promise. He reminded Paul that he would stand before Caesar, and that all those on the ship were to be spared as well.
As Christians, we can claim the promises of God as an anchor for our soul during any time of crisis.
Acts 27:24 - THE STRONG ANCHOR OF THE PROVIDENCE OF GOD
Paul is told by the Lord that this storm is a part of God working out His plan in Paul's life.
We must know and believe God is doing the very same thing our life as well. God is Sovereign! He is in absolute control of everything that happens in life!
Acts 27:44 - THE STRONG ANCHOR OF THE PERFORMANCE OF GOD
What the Lord told Paul, and what Paul believed would happen came to pass: everyone made it safely to the shore. God kept His Word! He spared every life and proved Himself to be as good as His Word!
GOD IS ABLE TO WORK IT ALL OUT! HE WILL GET US THROUGH THIS STORM AND CRISIS AND LAND US SAFELY BEYOND IT!