Thursday, February 7

The Anchor Holds

Psalms 57:1 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by.

Storms are a part of the human condition, both literally and figuratively. Christians are aware that their physical safety and well being is ultimately in the hands of Almighty God. Not even a sparrow falls to the ground apart from the will of the Father. Therefore, Christians understand as David understood that seeking refuge in God through prayer and trust is vital until the storms of destruction pass by. God is watching in the dark night when a person is a thousand miles from land flying over or sailing on the open sea. While beauty and serenity bring joy to our lives, it is during the storms of our lives that God proves his love for us. It is in the midst of these times when we should get on our knees and pray to God that the anchor holds.

Although we all will someday face physical death, we can be sure that the anchor will hold for our spiritual well being if we are in Christ Jesus by faith. His grace will prevail and his refuge will be secure as our souls rejoice in his mercy and love. We may come through our life torn and battered like a ship in a storm, but brethren we can shout and sing with joy that the anchor holds. Praise God.

The Anchor Holds
Words By: Lawrence Chewning and Ray Boltz

I have journeyed
Through the long, dark night
Out on the open sea
By faith alone
Sight unknown
And yet His eyes were watching me

The anchor holds
Though the ship is battered
The anchor holds
Though the sails are torn
I have fallen on my knees
As I faced the raging seas
The anchor holds
In spite of the storm

I've had visions
I've had dreams
I've even held them in my hand
But I never knew
They would slip right through
Like they were only grains of sand

The anchor holds
Though the ship is battered
The anchor holds
Though the sails are torn
I have fallen on my knees
As I faced the raging seas
The anchor holds
In spite of the storm

I have been young
But I am older now
And there has been beauty
That these eyes have seen
But it was in the night
Through the storms of my life
Oh, that's where God proved
His love to me

The anchor holds
Though the ship is battered
The anchor holds
Though the sails are torn
I have fallen on my knees
As I faced the raging seas
The anchor holds
In spite of the storm

I have fallen on my knees
As I faced the raging seas
The anchor holds
In spite of the storm

4 comments:

jazzycat said...

Our prayers go out for the recent loss of life and destruction from the tornados......

And no John Kerry, they were not caused by global warming. Manipulation and propaganda from the radical left is an amazing thing to watch.

Penless Thoughts said...

My anchor holds and I hold to my anchor!!!!!
Susan

Shiloh Guy said...

Those without Christ have no anchor. The storms of life drive them against the rocks where they meet with grief and destruction. I wonder at the fact that Christ laid hold of me, attached me to himself, and keeps me through whatever comes my way. Oh, to be sure, there are still terrifying storms, hardship, stress, and pain. But the rocks of destruction will not lay hold of me!

Dave

donsands said...

"But it was in the night
Through the storms of my life
Oh, that's where God proved
His love to me"

Looking back I can see it better. However, at the deepest, darkest, and loneliest moments of my spiritual weakness I was unaware of such an Anchor, though it was there.

And perhaps the next trial won't be as dark. And so I can bring that much more glory to our Anchor, the Lord Christ.

Nice post Wayne.