Hebrews 6:19 – “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil.”
A ship needs an anchor to ride out storms so that it is not blown off course or does not hit the rocks or reefs nearby. Even in a safe harbour, a ship needs an anchor so that it will not drift, hit something, and sink. Whether in the storms of life or in the harbour when it is calm times, all of us need an anchor for our souls so that we do not destroy our lives. In order to know the strength of “our Anchor,” we need to feel the fury of the storm.
Jesus can calm any storm in our life. He expects us to lean on Him alone for comfort. We can run to the Rock that is higher than us (Ps. 61:2). Jesus is stable, firm and secure like the anchor. He is the same, yesterday, today and forever (Heb. 13:8). Jesus knows our frame, He remembers that we are dust (Ps. 103:14). Joseph faced different storms in his life when his brothers tried to kill him, when he was imprisoned due to the actions of Potiphar’s wife and when he had to stay in prison for two more years after the butler forgot to mention about him to Pharaoh. Joseph was patient and he trusted in God to be His anchor.
Rest in this blessed assurance today. Perhaps you are in that wind-tossed storm right now. Or there may be a storm on the horizon. God and His Word provide the steady anchor and sure foundation. Today let us focus on the immutable God, whose Word has promised: “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, for in Yah, the Lord, is everlasting strength” (Isa. 26:3-4).