Life is not always fair, nor predictable. We may have extra burdens to bear and random tragedies of life may also come our way. Through the storms of life we need an anchor for our souls.

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For some life is hard – missing all the breaks others seem to get.

For example, others make the team, have the consistent loving support of family and friends, earn a living with their passion, and remain fairly healthy, while our story is very different.

When our reasonable desires are not met a hole is left in our hearts and this is not fair. It is not fair when we don’t have the love, belonging, and full life our hearts were created for.

At other times we suffer at the hand of random tragedies in life. Things we cannot predict and cannot control come our way – illnesses, accidents, deaths, and the like.

We don’t have to look far to realize life is unfair and unpredictable.

In many respects, the storms of life are equal opportunist. It does not matter who we are, how much money we have, or what social credentials we hold.

Storms come to us all. They are a given in life. We all face unfair realities, and no amount of planning can prevent tragedies from happening.

We need an anchor in the midst of the storms.

Rather than trying to manage and control circumstances, wisdom teaches us to anchor ourselves in God.

Living life with God does not prevent the storms, but he does give us peace through the storms.

Life is unfair and unpredictable. But God is good and we can trust him.

Don’t let the storms take you out. Keep your eye on the Anchor of your soul.

Dr. Corey Carlisle

Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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