Your Anchor Holds

Romans 8:18-19 – For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Some 150 years ago, Priscilla Jane Owens wrote these lyrics to a hymn, “We have an anchor that keeps the soul steadfast and sure while the billows roll; fastened to the Rock which cannot move, grounded firm and deep in the Savior’s love!”

Undersea archaeologists exploring ancient harbors often find the anchors that once kept ships secure, maybe at a time of commerce, or perhaps at a time of storms. Centuries have passed and the wooden ships have gone, but the anchors remain, fastened to the rocks that held them. A storm called COVID-19 is assailing souls today, breakers roar across the straits of fear, and waves of panic lash out. When the storm is all around, you cannot avoid the physical difficulties it brings.

But as a Christ-follower, you can ride out the storm anchored to the Rock.  Another hymn, written by Ruth Jones, says, “In times like these you need a Savior, in times like these you need an anchor. Be very sure, be very sure, your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock. That Rock is Jesus, yes, He’s the One.”

Pray With Us

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you that in times like these I can know that I am anchored to You, my Solid Rock.  I admit that I sometimes let the winds of doubt overwhelm me. Lift me up, Lord, on the tides of your love, and not on the surges of uncertainty. Remind me that I am grounded firm and deep in Your abiding love, and that You have me surrounded. I long to be strongly anchored in You and You only. Bless me today, O Savior.


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