Life can get chaotic and stressful even when your on vacation! The thought of just sitting, relaxing, enjoying a week of doing nothing but exploring, adventure, hike, fish, beach, go bike riding, climb a mountain, or read a book you’ve been trying to tackle for months.
The inevitable happens the auto gets a flat tire, the grill died, one of the kids ended up in ER, you went over budget so now credit card is getting you deeper in debt, worry and stress take over and nothing is working out as planned. Remember, your on vacation or just finished one. The thought of coming home and thinking, “I need a vacation. I need rest”!
Perhaps circumstances have not afforded you to to get away.The reality is these life eventful situations can happen even when we are not on vacation.
The picture below has an old ship anchor. This anchor has been through many storms out at sea. Jonah ran from God and caused a storm at sea. The Apostle Paul hit many storms and even shipwrecked doing God’s will and yet he survived. Paul’s refuge and strength was anchored in the Lord.
Anchors keep the boat or ship from drifting and going out on the deep end. They sustain in the fiercest of storms and even withstand the strongest currents holding us secure.
There was an old hymn we used to sing. “Im anchored in Jesus, the storms of life I’ll brave…”
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,
Hebrews 6:19 NIV
Friend let things go and allow your life to be anchored firm and secure in Jesus. He is your Rock and Refuge.
Have a great week and don’t allow the stressors and worries of life rob you of the joy and rest you need today.