God – My Anchor
God, All I Need 
Lay hold on the hope set before us: which we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and entering into that within the veil;
Christ and his coming kingdom is the hope set before us, God is the anchor of the heart and the soul that is one with Christ …
What a source of comfort and strength for the lost, weary, hurting traveler,
What words of reassurance to the one that feels their little barque is adrift,
What a picture of strength and power, when you feel alone in the world.
An anchor-less ship is in danger of drifting on a sea of trouble,
A vessel that has no mainstay would be smashed to pieces on the cruel rocks,
Satan seeks to shipwreck the soul who is not securely anchored in Christ.
But the Anchor of the soul is indeed sure and steadfast…
So we must lay hold on that Hope set before us – for our hope is secure in Him.
But, you say – I know my eternal future is secure – but I am living now…
Storms of life are battering at my door; I’m sinking in a sea of trouble – NOW.
The swirling tides of difficulty are billowing at my feet…now,
Swift currents of pain and disappointments are sweeping me into confusion- NOW.
But look deeper….
He not only died to save you and rose to give you newness of life…
~ a gift that all who believe on Him receive freely and without cost,
But our lives are hid with Christ in God – Who IS that mighty Anchor!
Our sure and steadfast Anchor is He that has ‘entered into the veil…’
He has taken up His place, for you, within the heavenly holy of holies.
His very intercession on your behalf is offered to God to keep you,
His prayers for you are to keep you from being overwhelmed by this life.
“I have prayed for you” (in THIS life) –
“I have prayed for you that your faith fails not…” Luke 22:32
Peace – Be Still – Rest in Him -
God is your anchor not only in eternity; He is that strong secure hold right now;
And He is not only your Anchor, but the Rock …
– the immovable Rock – upon which your anchor is stayed.
Oh yes, salvation of the spirit was secured at the cross –justification…
And that anchor is already secured.
But in this life we are being saved– salvation of the soul – sanctification,
And in this life we must “lay hold” of that Hope that is set before us.
The hope set before us is to gain a kingly inheritance – The hope of reward ..
The hope of a reward that is given to that good and faithful servant ..
The hope of reward is the hope of becoming an overcomer in this world.
In this life we MUST LAY HOLD of our Hope – or shipwreck is inevitable.
If we lay hold on ANYTHING else – if we lay hold on ANY other ‘hope’ …
– we will be ruined – eternally saved but having lost a reward…
Are you anchored on Christ – am I ?
Or have we fastened our anchor to the things of this life ?
Will your anchor truly hold in the tumultuous tempest of this life,
By resting and remaining In Christ, body, soul and spirit ?
Will you lay fast hold of that hope set before you ?
Or will you allow the pain, problems and disappointments of life to overwhelm you ?
Will your anchor hold in the storms of life,
When the clouds unfold their wings of strife?
When the strong tides lift, and the cables strain,
Will your anchor drift or firm remain?
It is safely moored, ’twill the storm withstand,
For ’tis well secured by the Savior’s hand;
And the cables, passed from His heart to mine,
Can defy that blast, thro’ strength divine.
It will firmly hold in the straits of fear,
When the breakers have told the reef is near;
Tho’ the tempest rave and the wild winds blow,
Not an angry wave shall our barque o’erflow.
When our eyes behold thro’ the gath’ring night
The city of gold, our harbor bright,
We shall anchor fast by the heav’nly shore,
With the storms all past forevermore.
May your anchor hold in the storms of this life…
May my anchor hold fast too…
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.
Oh yes – God is my Anchor….
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