When the storms of life blow and you are sorely approaching rocky shores, there are three things to do; let go of the possessions of this world, cast the anchors, and let the wind blow.
The rocky shores represent the perils of this world; such as addictions, mental, emotional, and physical abuses; conflict, violence, and chaotic instability; blatant rejection and discrimination within society; inflated egos that beat down and abuse the worth of others; and hearing the awful words that you can’t be or will never be. Falling upon those rocks can be very destructive to a person’s welfare. Jesus Christ says, “Be of good cheer, it is I, do not be afraid.”
A lot of the anguish within the storms is a result from the things that relate to this world, our fleshly desires, possessions, money, jobs, etc. We need to cleanse our spirit, soul, mind, and body from those things…throw them overboard to lighten the load. To some, it seems fearful to let go of worldly security, but Jesus Christ says, “Be of good cheer, it is I, do not be afraid.”
After lightening the load, cast the anchors! Envision the nails that anchored Jesus Christ to the Cross for the atonement of sin; then think of casting the anchors as being the nails which nail your sin to the Cross. Our sin are made inactive, dormant, and rendered incapable of doing anything. During the storms of life, we must not let hostility wreck our fellowship with God, nor towards others. Without casting the anchor to hold our sin in place, we are running into the turbulence of the destructive rocks. Do not be afraid to be separate from the ways of this world, Jesus Christ says, “Be of good cheer, it is I, do not be afraid.”
After ditching the cares of this world to lighten your load, and after casting the anchors to hold your sin dormant, then let the storms of life blow. The Holy Ghost will keep you at a safe distance from the perilous rocky shores. Let the storms blow, let the storms blow, let the storms blow because Jesus Christ says, “Be of good cheer, it is I, do not be afraid.”
Jesus Christ is coming soon to carry us to the Heavenly shores of the New Jerusalem! The stormy tempest and the rocky shores are calmed and tempered at the Cross of Christ. The anguish, frustration, heartache, and effects of being battered in life can zap the life out of our spirit and make us deny that mankind even has a soul. Satan comes to steal our soul, kill our spirit, and to destroy God’s plan of redemption. Satan is defeated because of what Christ did for us on the Cross. Jesus Christ enlivens our spirit by reconciling us to the Spirit of God, the source of all life. Sin is put into remission by the shed Blood of Jesus Christ so that it is anchored to be dormant, inactive, and rendered to do nothing through us. Within our soul we feel the indwelling of God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost! The possessions of the kingdom of this world are very easily thrown overboard in the light of the treasures we have in the Kingdom of God. Let the winds blow! We have a mighty Savior who says, “Be of good cheer, it is I, do not be afraid.”
Believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord. Ditch the materialism, cast the anchors, and let the wind blow.
“But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon. And when the ship was caught, and could not bear up into the wind, we let her drive. “And we being exceedingly tossed with a tempest, the next day they lightened the ship; And the third day we cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship. “Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day.”
Acts 27:14-15, Acts 27:18-19, Acts 27:29