August 05 – Adrift on Baffin Island

20 tourists and their guides who had been stranded on an ice flow off Baffin Island were airlifted to safety last month. They suddenly realized they needed outside help. And often,we too find ourselves adrift from our moorings. Financial loss, breakdown in health, or a trusted friend disappoints us. Whatever the cause, we find ourselves unable to cope, and in need of rescue. The Psalmist in the old testament offers a wonderful promise with the words, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble.” And Nahum adds, “ The Lord is good- a stronghold in the day of trouble, and He knows those who trust in Him.” When we turn to the Lord, who is greater than our problems, He will answer. He has promised forgiveness and eternal life to all who will call on Him, acknowledge their spiritual neediness and inability to save themselves. When we have this hope, God becomes the anchor for the soul.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell