Christ, My Anchor
Christ is our hope and anchor of salvation...of joy, of peace.
What does an anchor do? It holds vessels in position. It keeps that which it’s attached to from being pulled, washed, or blown away. It keeps it from drifting off.
How does this relate to us? We are a vessel. Jesus is our hope and anchor. He keeps us grounded and in position. He makes us unwavering. He keeps our joy from being blown away. He prevents our peace from drifting in times of storm and uncertainty. You see, you don’t have to go grasping for joy, or clenching for peace. Stay attached to your Anchor, hold tight to Him and He will hold on to everything else. He is your constant hope. Forever safety.
Waves may crash storms may collide, but your soul is safe within His grip. (Hebrews 6:17-19 & John 10:28)
“God did this so that we would be encouraged. God cannot lie when He takes an oath or makes a promise. These two things can never be changed. Those of us who have taken refuge in him hold on to the confidence we have been given. We have this confidence as a sure and strong anchor for our lives. This confidence goes into the ⌊holy⌋ place behind the curtain”
Hebrews 6:18-19 GW
“I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from Me,”
John 10:28 NLT
You don’t just need an anchor when it’s storming, however. You need an anchor when the sun is shining as well.
Christ isn’t just our anchor in the time of trouble. He is our anchor at all times. Christ doesn’t only keep us from being carried off by stormy winds. He keeps us in position when things that present themselves as light try to lure us away. He keeps us in proper posture when pleasures, pride and self-righteousness try to take us out of alignment. It’s not solely dangerous currents that blow a vessel away. Soft gentle winds and ripples in the water can cause a boat to drift off as well.
Thank You, Lord for being my Anchor. Not just in times of trouble but in times of success and celebration as well.