I am not one who has done a lot of sailing or spent much time on a boat. A pontoon or speed boat on a lake is the majority of my experience. I also spent one afternoon during college on a sailboat with a friend. Despite my level of inexperience, I do understand the purpose of and the value for an anchor on a boat.
Anchors are important not only for individuals on boats but also for times in life. While life’s anchors are not physical in nature, they serve the same purpose of keeping one steadfast as the waves of life batters us.
The most reliable life anchor any of us can have is found in our Lord. Ray Boltz wrote a song about the value of this life anchor.
Today’s devotion is based upon a song written by Ray Boltz. The song is entitled “The Anchor Holds.” It speaks to those times in our lives when we are facing and experiencing challenges. Times when we feel battered. Listen to it and read the words as you watch this video.
Ray Boltz captures the essence of our human struggle. It can be easy to lose faith and we may want to give up in such times. The waves and the storms can seem overwhelming. Yet our anchor, our faith in Jesus Christ, our knowledge of the love of God as expressed by Christ, can and will sustain us. The anchor will prevent us from being bashed against life’s rocks. We can survive the storms and sail on calmer seas once again.
What did you hear in Boltz’s lyrics?
How do you rely on your anchor?
The Lord wants to be your anchor. Will you let it happen?