When a ship stops near shore, it invariably puts down an anchor to prevent drifting.  The reason for the anchor is to ensure that the boat will not drift and either put out to sea or crash onto the shore and cause danger and damage.  If the anchor drags and allows the ship to drift, then the anchor is really of no value.  To be effective the anchor has to ensure the boat that it will hold firm in one spot and never move.

    Our lives our similar.  To avoid danger we need to have an anchor that is steadfast and sure.  One that will not waver when storms and waves arise.  We have to be ensured that our anchor is firmly planted and will always hold.

    Hebrews 6:17-19 confirms this.  “In the same way God wanted to demonstrate more clearly to the heirs of the promise that his purpose was unchangeable, and so he intervened with an oath, so that we who have found refuge in him may find strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us through two unchangeable things, since it is impossible for God to lie.  We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, sure and steadfast, which reaches inside behind the curtain.” (The Message)  Is God the anchor in your life?

Published by Ray Richards