“Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: 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; Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. Hebrews 6:17-20 King James Version
Priscilla Jane Owens who was a teacher in Baltimore, Maryland for almost half a century wrote one of the most beautiful and inspiring songs I have ever heard “We Have an Anchor”. She also taught Sunday school and wrote most of her hymns for her Sunday school students. I believe that this song came from the depths of her heart.
The words in this inspiring song have encouraged me countless times through the years. “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 Savior’s love.” How I praise God for giving Jesus to us to be our anchor in the midst of the storms of life.
I heard someone say one time that satan will always attack us at the weakest places in our lives. That is so true because yesterday satan attacked me most of the day with wave after wave of discouragement. Can you believe it; satan even tried to convince me that Jesus doesn’t love me. I just laughed when he told me that lie. Even in the midst of that vicious attack, I could hear Jesus say to me “I love you, Joanne” as He encouraged me to keep going.
It is true that satan can attack us and discourage us and temporarily defeat us but he will never win the war. Jesus has already defeated satan on the cross. Let’s all unite with one heart and say to satan “Go ahead and attack us with your billows of discouragement, criticism and sarcasm. It won’t do you any good because Jesus is the anchor of our souls.” The next time satan launches a vicious attack against you, hold on as tightly as you can to the anchor of our storms, our precious Saviour. Jesus is more than able to bring you through every storm victoriously.
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