Anchored in Jehovah

Michael Beck

“Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.” (Psalm 27:14)

There is a danger in becoming too consumed by present trouble. When our hearts are “overcharged” with the “cares of this life” (Lk. 21:34) we are apt to be driven into unwise and hasty decisions. What we felt like we “had to do” in a day of distress, we’re glad we didn’t do in a day when things have changed for the better. God help us at all times to look to Him for wisdom. “Lord, what should I do?”

Our emotions are like strong winds that can move us off the right course. Most of the time, God is not in the strong wind of our own emotion. (1 Kings 19:11) The wind needs to calm down before we can hear His “still, small voice.” Like Elijah, we then hear what we need to do. His word gives us clarity and courage.

Don’t simply wait out a day of trouble; wait on God in it. Wait for His word. Live by every word that proceeds from His mouth. When the storm is raging, keep anchored in Jehovah. You’ll be glad you did.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.