Upper Seneca Baptist Church
Friday, July 20, 2018
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News May

By Pastor Dennis Felder
It is hard to believe that during the month of April we were still battling with cold weather and even light snow. What even makes this weird weather stranger is that I need to mow the lawn! This winter has been completely unpredictable and very uncertain.
Our life can also experience strange patterns and events. One day the road of life seems to be easy with little drama. However, the very next day our life can be rocked by turmoil and stress. No matter how cautiously we live our life, there are no guarantees that we will be without challenges and uncertainties. In other words, we cannot control our future. With this being said, one can still find peace and comfort when life can drastically change without notice.
We live in a volatile world that is constantly shifting and our lives are no different. We never know from one day to the next how our day will start or end. This uncertainty can bring about stress. However, a sense of calm can still be found with the right approach. In order to survive these shifts in life, we need to start with a secure anchor. Webster’s dictionary defines an anchor as something that serves to hold an object firmly.
The word of God says in Hebrews 6:19a, “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” When we walk across the shifting sands of life or encounter the turbulent storms of life, God has provided us with an anchor of hope. Hope means to expect something beneficial in the future. When we make Christ our anchor, we can be confident that when our life is rocked, we can weather the storm in the safety of our Savior.
So, the next time you feel that your life is being tossed about with uncertainty, use the anchor of hope: Jesus Christ