Title: Trusting the anchor
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Recently, I have had to watch my daughter grow from an infant into a beautiful four-year-old.
Trust me, the past four years has been filled with its own cares and worries, but I had to learn to trust the Anchor not only for myself but also for the people I love most.
Sometimes we get so carried away with the raging storm engulfing our loved ones, trying to pull them out that we forget that we are only but an instrument. The Anchor does the job.
God created the people we love the most, just as He has good thoughts for us, so He has good thoughts for them too.
A friend made a statement that really hit me. He said “we can get so carried away with the needs of others that we forget that God is the one who actually meets those needs”
Just as we are learning to trust the Anchor with our lives, we should also learn to trust Him with our loved ones.
When He said cast your cares upon me (1 Peter 5:7 AMP: “Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully”), He meant everything and everyone you care about, leave nothing out. He is so interested in everything about you.
Isn’t it amazing to have a father who watches over you (let’s say you reside in Lagos) yet He pays the same attention to your loved ones in different parts of the world?
Imagine if we had to take care of all these people by ourselves, even if we had the funds to travel, how many places would we be at a time?
Whose need would we meet first?
Do keep in mind that just as You Are Never Alone, your loved ones are never alone either.
Task for the Day:
Take note of the people you have tried to help on your own but couldn’t and invite the anchor to take charge.