“Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast…” (Hebrews 6:19)

I was a widowed single mom for many years. Because funds were tight at times, I often had to be ‘handymom’. On one of those occasions, while trying to put shelving up in the bathroom, the drill slipped and drilled a hole in my finger. Thankfully, it wasn’t severe enough to require a visit to the doctor, so I bandaged my finger and proceeded to finish the job.

Standing there, feeling accomplished, suddenly all my hard work came crashing to the ground when one of the family cats decided to jump up on one of the shelves. Rather than get upset, I thanked God for allowing me to see BEFORE I put all the items on the shelves that they were not secure. To fix the problem, I merely needed stronger anchors. Anchors had been used originally to secure those shelves, but those anchors were not strong enough to hold up to the weight that they were going to have to bear.

How many times in life have we tried to secure things with weak anchors such as quick, microwave prayers as we rush through the day then groggy prayers as we are falling asleep at night? It may help things to appear to stay in place, but a burden heavier than we can carry may send us crashing to the ground.

Is your anchor strong and secure? If not, it’s not difficult to replace that weak anchor. It’s as simple as reading your Bible and praying daily combined with fasting often. The more time we spend with Jesus, the more secure our anchor will become so that we will be able to handle the weight of the storms life may send our way.


Deonna Gregory is the pastor’s wife at Living Water Pentecostal in Scotts Hill, TN

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