Anchored

This one is going to be a bit journal entry-ish. It hasn’t been the most productive week. At least that’s the way I’ve felt. 

Fatigue was an ongoing theme this week, so I was down for naps quite a bit. However, mentally I fared okay. My mood was fairly even, but I did have one day where I started to get a bit down on myself. I’m trying not to do this, so I attempted to shift the focus to my victories. 

I didn’t have that emotional turnover as quickly as I would have prefered, but at least I’m thinking about things in a more positive light. I also made plans to have dinner with my parents on Father’s Day. 

This will be the first we’ve seen of them since the lock down started. Here in our neck of the woods our Premier is optimistic about moving into phase 3 of our restart plan. We did have a virus outbreak in one of the restaurants since. They say that this is a wake-up call to be vigilant. Given our health problems Andrew and I will likely keep our social bubble quite limited for a while, but the stats here are hopeful. 

I’m not sure how much things will change for Andrew and I. At the beginning of this pandemic this thought bothered me some. I was sure that I would feel terrible as others got back to some resemblance of their normal lives, while our world remained the same. However, my perspective has changed some. In many ways others have it far worse than we do and things won’t go back to life as they’ve known it so easily or quickly. For some there may even be permanent changes. 

Normally, thinking about these things only makes me feel guilty and doesn’t change how I feel about my own struggles, but something has definitely clicked in me. God has shown me a lot in a short period of time–so much that if I were to share it all in one shot it would never be read and absorbed by the reader. So needless to say I’m not short of drafts. My blog will keep going for a while yet. 

My challenge right now is staying focused and hopeful as I aim at an unknown road ahead, but that’s faith. You walk forward, not knowing where you’re going. It requires keeping your eyes on the one who you’re following. So my focus is Jesus, and I must give the Holy Spirit my eyes and ears. Thankfully He can help me with this as well. As I continue to move forward I can be certain and encouraged that I’ll remain anchored and afloat. It’s a promise.

The Certainty of God’s Promise

When God made His promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for Him to swear by, He swore by Himself, saying, “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.” And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.

People swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument. Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of His purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, He confirmed it with an oath. God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,  where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.

Hebrews 6:13-20

(Photo credit goes to Pixabay.com user MoreToTheShell.)

17 thoughts on “Anchored

  1. I want to be better about keeping my focus on the Lord. Some people who know me might think I am silly because generally speaking I do keep my focus on Him. But moment-by-moment I might get sidetracked, thinking about my own plans or life or whatever. I need Jesus to be the center of it all in order to find lasting peace. Thanks, Tina. Praying blessings for you. ❤️

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  2. I’m so pleased that you are seeing your parents. That will be so wonderful for all of you. A real spirit lift. I think we will be in our bubble for some time, but like you we were already in our own bubble. I’m really looking forward to reading about what you have been shown. Have a wonderful weekend and may it be filled with smiles.

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    1. Thank you, yes it will be really good to get out and see my parents. I hate that you are so isolated, but you have such a good attitude about it. I am learning… You have a wonderful weekend too, Superdad.

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  3. Hi Tina, Yes, things have changed for all of us. There still is a good deal of uncertainty about what the new normal will be. God, however, is unchanging, and our anchor in stormy weather, our faith keeps us afloat. God is with us! Blessings! 🌞⚓⛵

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  4. Love the idea of a journal entry❤️
    You guys stay safe and healthy!!
    Keep writing, it’s so refreshing and healing…your strong faith in Him is such an inspiration ❤️

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    1. Thank you so much, Ali. ❤ That means alot, especially after being bombarded with negative thoughts over the weekend and not shaking it so easily. I shall press on. ☺

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