“That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil.” Hebrews 6:18-19

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 Saviour’s love!

In Mark 4: 35-41 we read the story of Jesus and His disciples during a storm as they were crossing the Sea of Galilee. After a busy day, Jesus found a pillow and laid down to sleep. As the wind began to blow, the waves were getting boisterous, and the ship began to fill with water. In their fear they woke Jesus, asking Him how He could sleep when they were about to perish. They had forgotten two important things:

  1. As they began the journey, Jesus told them “We are going to the other side.”
  2. The Master of the sea and the wind was in the vessel with them.

Jesus did not scold them for their lack of faith, He simply arose from where He was sleeping and spoke the words, “Peace, be still.”  Immediately the wind ceased blowing and the sea became calm.

As we sail this sea of life, there are times when we face squalls. We need not fear when we have made Jesus Lord and Master of our lives. He has promised that He will never leave us nor forsake us. The storms will come but we can rest assured that He is in control. He may not calm the storm immediately like He did for the disciples. Trusting Jesus in times of turmoil strengthens our faith in Him. We realize that no matter what He allows us to go through, the anchor holds.

Are you going through a storm today? Do you feel that your ship is about to capsize?

Remember Isaiah 43:2 “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee.”

Prayer: Thank you, Jesus, for your promise to never leave us nor forsake us. You are our anchor in the storms of life, and we trust you to keep us safe no matter what we face.

Devotion by Anne Johnston

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2 Comments

  1. I know speaking for myself, we can be like the disciples at times, forgetting His promises and that He is with us.
    Sometimes I think we don’t truly understand the magnitude of having the peace speaker with us.
    We get too caught up in the storm.
    Lord, I long to trust you more, to cling to your word and at times when I don’t have the answer and I don’t understand, I Will TRUST you.

    • Anne Johnston Reply

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting. You are so right, we forget, just like the disciples did. May the Lord bless you.

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