It feels liberating to say, “I’m the captain of my soul. Unmoored. Free.”
But feelings deceive us.
There is good reason for a ship to have a captain. There’s a good reason for a ship to have an anchor.
What happens when a pounding storm assaults your life?
The answer to that question will tell you if you have an anchor that will keep you from sinking.
Priscilla Owens wrote the Christian song, “We Have An Anchor.” It asks a series of thoughtful questions. God’s Word gives us answers.
- Will your anchor hold in the storms of life?
“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33
- Will your anchor hold in the straits of fear?
“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” –2 Timothy 1:7
- Will your anchor hold in the floods of death?
“Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” —I Cor. 15:55-57
- Will you anchor safely by the heavenly shore?
“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.” — John 14:3
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.
If you are anchored in Jesus Christ, you are anchored in the perfect place.
“…we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope…” — Hebrews 6:18,19