Rick Warren Daily Hope 27th October 2023 Devotional – God’s Presence: Your Anchor Through Any Storm
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Topic: God’s Presence: Your Anchor Through Any Storm
Daily Hope Devotional 27th October 2023 by Pastor Rick Warren
SCRIPTURE:“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.” Psalm 23:4 (NIV)
No one gets through life without setbacks. All of us will face storms from time to time.
The real issue is how we respond. When you experience a setback, what happens next? Do setbacks dominate you? Do you stop trying and give up?
If we’re not careful, setbacks will cause us to make unhelpful decisions:
Drifting from our goals. We hear the little voice inside that asks, “What’s the use of trying?” Then we stop striving for what God has clearly called us to do.
Discarding what we value. Sometimes, after a period of intense pain, our priorities change—we let go of what once mattered greatly to us.
Despairing about our future. We figure we’re doomed, we’re finished, and it’s all over.
As a pastor for more than 40 years, I watched many people react to crises in one of those three ways. I’ve discovered that the true test of faith is not how high you jump when you’re singing praises to God, but how straight you walk when you’re going through the valley of the shadow of death.
You’ll always drift in a storm without the right anchor. And only one anchor will really do.
One of the Bible’s most famous passages says it like this: “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me” (Psalm 23:4 NIV).
God’s presence is the greatest anchor in any situation.