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Even There

Life often comes with unexpected events. In the past couple of years everyone's way of life has faced one twist and turn after another as our world has walked through a pandemic, changes in world leaderships, and back to back natural disasters. Here in the South we understand the importance of being prepared for life threatening storms. Each time a hurricane forms and heads for a spot of coastline, camera crews head to that coast ready to share the story of the impact. But whether boats are taken to a different location or left in the marina with hopes of withstanding the storm, each of them have found some place to drop their anchor.

Like those boats, our lives need an anchor. We need that 'something to hang onto' when the unexpected happens. This past Monday we had such an event. Throughout the evening I could feel the weight of what we were about to face in the coming weeks. Life changing decisions. As I finally was able to get alone and process it all with my Father, He whispered words of comfort to my heart.

"Where can I go from your Spirit?

Where can I flee from your presence?

If I go up to the heavens, you are there;

if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

If I rise on the wings of the dawn,

if I settle on the far side of the sea,

1even there your hand will guide me,

your right hand will hold me fast.

If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me

and the light become night around me,”

even the darkness will not be dark to you;

the night will shine like the day,

for darkness is as light to you"

Psalm 139:7-12

David knew the heaviness of life changing events. He recognized that no matter what came his way, even there God was with him. He went from shepherd boy to giant slayer; the court of a king to a fugitive on the run; and once he was crowned as King, he faced a rebellion. But in all the twists and turns of his life, he realized that no matter where he was or what he walked through, even there God was still with him.

Just like those boats in the storm, no matter what you are told is coming your way, there is an anchor to hold onto. His name is Jesus. He is the anchor of our souls. You might be clinging today to that anchor with what feels is all you have left. Just know that even there He is holding you.

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