“Anchor in the Sea of Life”

Posted on August 1, 2019.

    We find ourselves staggering into August after what seemed to be an inordinately hot and humid July.  Of course, that’s how we generally define the month of July.  Good only for swimming and air conditioning  However, if that’s all we have to complain about, we consider ourselves blessed.
August, although considered a summer month, is also a month of change.  Our attention becomes directed toward returning to school, planning for cooler weather, finishing outdoor summer projects, and noticing that the daylight is suddenly getting shorter.
Except in the quiet month of July, when we try to relax from heavy schedules and much of the burden of responsibilities, our years are filled with changing conditions and circumstances.  Even when things are going as planned, as we work our way through the months and years, we are making adjustments in much of our daily life, from the clothes we wear to the foods we eat to the appointments we make.  If something unexpected interrupts our daily  schedule, be it a minor change in plans to life-changing emergencies, we’re faced with even more adjustments.  Sometimes we can get a little frazzled.
As August starts to get busy and life gets a little more hectic, it seems like a good time to stop and realize that everything around us is going to vary from day to day – from on a personal level to a world-wide level.  Most assuredly, one of the first things to do is to realize that there are some things over which we have absolutely no control.  The crises we observe on TV, by and large, have no effect on us; and we can do nothing to change what is happening.  It’s enough to cope with life close at hand.  That will give peace to your mind.  More than that, though, stop and realize that there is One who never changes, Who is an anchor no matter where you find yourself in the tossing sea of life.  That will give peace to your soul.                                                                                                                                                                  Virginia
             “For I am the Lord, I change not;…”  Malachi 3:6