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2020-10-24

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2020-08-23 01:10

Anchor of Stability

by Pastor Chuck Swindoll


Acts 27:1-26


The anchor of stability holds firm when your navigation system fails. It's easy to lose your bearings in the storm. You can't find your way through the circumstances you face. Life rolls along fairly smoothly until suddenly the seas grow rough. Unseen problems occur. They were not in the forecast. In Luke's words, "All hope of our being saved" is abandoned.


Those are treacherous moments when we reach the point of abandoning hope. At that difficult, gut-wrenching moment, God says, "Don't be afraid, I have a plan."


People facing intense adversity find it difficult to focus on anything other than the towering waves and stinging winds. Paul firmly announces, "Be of good cheer . . . we've heard from the Lord that none will be lost."


We find stability in storms through what God has said. Your tendency will be to turn to another source for strength rather than the Word of God. Don't go there! The only anchor of stability that will hold you firm, no matter how intense the gale-force winds, is God's written Word.


All this reminds me of a statement made by one of the ancient Jewish prophets, which supports the reliability of God and His Word. The following words flow from the seasoned hand of Isaiah: "But now, thus says the LORD, your Creator, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel, 'Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine! When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you'" (Isaiah 43:1–2).


What encouraging words! "Do not fear, I have called you by name." What a great thought!


Isaiah was not writing of literal waters or actual rivers. His figure of speech emphasized encroaching circumstances that threatened the stability of one's faith. When the waters rise to dangerous depths, when difficulties reach maximum proportion, when your ship seems to be disintegrating board by board and starting to sink by life's inevitable storms, God is faithful. He promises, "I will be with you." He is your anchor.



原文出处:https://www.insight.org/resources/daily-devotional/individual/anchor-of-stability

稳固的锚

by Pastor Chuck Swindoll


使徒行传27:1-26


你的导航系统失灵的时候,稳固的锚可以使船停稳。暴风雨中容易迷失方向,在面对这样的境况时,你无法找到出路。生活本来一帆风顺,但突然间波涛汹涌,出现了一堆从未见过的难题,而且这一切都不在预期之中。正如路加所说的,“我们得救的指望”都绝了。


这是前路晦暗不明、波诡云谲的时刻,我们已经到了要弃绝希望的地步。在这艰难的、肝肠寸断的时候,神说:“不要怕,我有一个计划。”


人们面对极大的逆境时,很难注意惊涛骇浪和刺骨寒风以外的东西。而保罗此时坚定地宣告,“大家可以放心,我们已经得着神的应许船上的人一个也不失丧。”


暴风雨中,我们靠着主的应许才能得以稳固。你会趋向于寻找其它的力量源泉,而不是转向神的话语,但请不要如此行!不管风暴有多猛烈,唯一能保守你的稳固之锚只有神的话!


所有这些使我想起一位古代犹太先知的话,他这话支持神和神话语的可靠性。以下的语句出自以赛亚那饱经沧桑之手“雅各啊,创造你的耶和华,以色列啊,造成你的那位,现在如此说:你不要害怕!因为我救赎了你。我曾提你的名召你,你是属我的。你从水中经过,我必与你同在;你趟过江河,水必不漫过你;你从火中行过,必不被烧,火焰也不着在你身上。(以赛亚书43:1-2 和合本)


多么激励人心的话语!“不要害怕,我曾提你的名召你。”何等美好的心意啊!


以赛亚写的不是字面上的水,也不是真正的河流。他用这个暗喻来强调那正步步紧逼的环境,而这环境威胁着一个人信仰的稳定性。当水涨到危险的高度,当困难如泰山压顶,当你的船似乎正在支离破碎,开始因生活中无法避免的风暴而沉没时,神是信实的。祂应许我们,“我必与你同在!”祂是你的锚!

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