In his song, “My Soul is Anchored,” Douglas Miller encourages the hearer to stay anchored in the Lord, even when the storms of life seem to keep on raging. He declares, “But if the storms don’t cease, and if the wind keeps blowing, (in my life) my soul has been anchored in the Lord.”
The Bible has much to say about the subject of trouble in this world and what to do when it moves into our lives like “waves and currents that seem so fierce.”
Jesus said in the book of John: “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
Job said: “Man that is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble.”
It does not matter if you are a faithful Christian or not, trouble is inevitable. It is not a matter of if, but when. I am convinced that none of us are exempt from the storms of life. Job understood and believed the doctrine of original sin and that our time in this world is in the hands of God.
We live in a world that suffers because of sin. However, God is still in control, and His purpose is stated in Romans: “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”