My Soul’s Anchor
…it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us.
This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. (Hebrews 6:18-19 NLT)
God cannot lie. He is truth. Therefore, every promise that He has made concerning my life comes with absolute certainty.
My boldness is not based on my worthiness of His promises, but on His faithfulness to do what He said He would do.
It is THAT hope – the hope in Jesus and his Word – that has become an anchor for my soul.
On the sea of life my boat tends to drift. There are often two causes for my waywardness:
The WINDS – those unseen but very real spiritual realities of life
The WAVES – the circumstances that become disturbed as a result of the winds.
When the disciples encountered the WINDS and the WAVES, they became frantic and fearful. But Jesus remained at peace.
When you encounter spiritual opposition and circumstantial disruption, your soul – that is, your mind, your will, and your emotions – needs to be anchored in order for you to remain steadfast.
Hope is the anchor whose weight steadies us amidst the storm.
When I am steadied in the storm, then I can rebuke the wind and speak to the waves! By the way, it is significant that Jesus rebuked the unseen, spiritual forces (winds), and then simply spoke to the circumstances (waves).
You and I have that same authority and privilege. But we cannot let our souls become lost at sea – we must be anchored.
Thank You for the authority I have through Jesus Christ to rebuke the winds of spiritual opposition.
And thank You for the power I have through Jesus to speak to the situations of life and command peace.
But more than anything, thank You for the hope I have in Jesus – the hope that anchors my soul amidst the storm.
Today I declare: “Peace! Be still!”
As I look out over a calm ocean this morning, I am reminded it is not always that way. Thank you for reminding me of God’s faithfulness and the opportunity I have to reciprocate.