- Posted by Edith Ohaja
- On October 20, 2016
- 36 Comments
Years ago, I listened to a song by gospel artiste, Ray Boltz. This was fifteen years ago or thereabouts. The song, “The Anchor Holds”, became a kind of anthem for me. It was a tonic and one day, inspired by it, I sat behind an Olympia typewriter in my department’s general office and tapped out a short piece which I pinned to a board in my office. You know sometimes you just have to encourage yourself in the Lord when you are being buffeted by life. You may not always have people to speak hope and strength into you but you can do it for yourself or rather to yourself. I wrote it in the first person plural though so that others who read it will be uplifted as well.
I want to share that piece with you today. It’s not a theological document that answers any deep question about suffering and the Christian perspective to it. It doesn’t even quote Scripture directly except in the penultimate paragraph but it encouraged me and I believe it will do the same for you. I also picked up a couple of lines from my recent poem, “Thank You, Lord!” for the accompanying graphic which I hope will fortify your heart. You might want to take a moment to give your life to Jesus if you haven’t done so to enable you appropriate the blessing in the passage. You are blessed!
THE ANCHOR HOLDS
Life is not a bed of roses. There are challenges along the way. Sometimes, it seems as if the ship of our lives will capsize. At other times, it looks like our entire lives are coming to an end. Yet, we should never give up. We should continue to believe that God cares and He will never leave us desolate.
Our lives are like ships and the Lord Jesus is the anchor. Though the sea may rage, though the winds may howl, He remains unshaken and through Him, so shall we. No matter what comes our way, Jesus our Saviour is able to see us through. He is able to bring us out of it all unscathed, even enriched, for it is true that “all things work together for good to them that love God, … who are the called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28 -KJV).
So when temptations and trials come your way, when it seems like there’s simply no way out, remember it is not the end of the road, for the anchor holds. Always, THE ANCHOR HOLDS.
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