an anchor for the soul
By Nicole Flowers
November 4, 2020
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It may be a bit of an understatement to say but I have to: the last seven (going on eight!) months have been really tough. As I talk with friends from here and across the country, we all have different experiences but are operating within the same circumstance. As a verified social butterfly, these days have been hard days for me personally.
From not being able to connect with my church family in person on Sundays to missing live interactions in the hallways at work to having to forgo dinner parties, my soul has been incrementally depleted. Add in a contentious election cycle and I’m ready to throw in the towel. Feelings of loneliness have washed in, purposelessness as I move from my desk to couch to dining table to kitchen, and even angst has crept into most of my interactions.
Thank God for the balmy words, though, of Scripture and Hebrews 6. When our soul feels vacant, we can rest in the truth of God and His promises. These are what fill up our tank! These are the stability and security with which we cast our souls upon. God promised to be faithful to us. He promised to be near to us and never leave us. He promised to draw us near to HIM! We have a hope far beyond the walls of our home, confines of our cities, and even past what stories we’ll hear tomorrow.
So often we’re called to patience in the midst and it can be really hard to persevere. BUT! We serve a sovereign God who has sworn on oath to keep His promises, even those that seem far away. Which ones do you need to remember today?
And thus Abraham, having patiently waited, obtained the promise.
Prayer to start with: Lord, help me set my eyes on you as my hope and Promise-keeper even in the midst of such vacant times. Give me the patience to endure and know you are working all of today’s concerns for my good.