Troubles can also come in different new forms. Past victories can be suddenly made irrelevant, the situation can change but God cannot change. Our friends and supporters can change but God cannot change. Our benefactors can change but God remains the same. We cannot place our trust and hopes on mortal flesh.
Jer 17:5 Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD
Our hope cannot be in man. There is no man that we can rest our hopes on. Men even the best are mortal and things can change after their death. Joseph was a good man who did everything possible to ensure everything was in place to favor generations after him …but he died like all men must die. Situations can suddenly change for the better or for the worse. We are not told the children of Israel sinned …it seems good winds and ill winds blow on all. The difference is that we have an anchor that keeps the soul steadfast and sure while the billows roll …fastened. A different wind was about to blow … it was going to be a contrary wind …but again this ill wind would usher in an awesome deliverance that had been predicted four hundred years ago. Have you seen a sign that things are not what you expected? Be not dismayed …wait on God … and see His awesome greatest deliverance disguised as the beginning of sorrows.
Will your anchor hold in the storms of life,
When the clouds unfold their wings of strife?
When the strong tides lift and the cables strain,
Will your anchor drift, or firm remain?
We have an anchor that keeps the soul
Steadfast and sure while the billows roll,
Fastened to the Rock which cannot move,
Grounded firm and deep in the Savior’s love.
It is safely moored, ’twill the storm withstand,
For ’tis well secured by the Savior’s hand;
And the cables, passed from His heart to mine,
Can defy that blast, thro’ strength divine.
It will surely hold in the Straits of Fear—
When the breakers have told that the reef is near;
Though the tempest rave and the wild winds blow,
Not an angry wave shall our bark o’erflow.
It will firmly hold in the Floods of Death—-
When the waters cold chill our latest breath,
On the rising tide it can never fail,
While our hopes abide within the Veil.
Prayer : Lord Jesus, keep me anchored to you at all times. Amen
The Songs of Joseph is an integration of encouragement scriptural devotions, prayers and a compendium of songs of mercy, salvation, new beginnings and victory. We can expect as we trust and obey that our end will indeed be ultimately glorious because God works His marvellous agenda. Be blessed as you read and sing along, daily. Edited by Bolade Apampa