Jesus is Our Anchor

written by Terri Sherrow
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A ship’s anchor allows the vessel to remain fixed and unmoving regardless of the conditions at sea. Without the support of an anchor the ship would be tossed uncontrollably at the will of the winds and the waves. As with ships, we too need a steadfast anchor to keep us from drifting around aimlessly through life; one that is secure and unbending.

Our anchor is not located in the deepest sea, but in the highest heaven. To stay anchored during life’s storms, we need to know the Lord, put our faith in him, and remember his promises. Our faith in Jesus Christ as our anchor keeps us from becoming like a “wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind,” (James 1:6). He will keep us grounded and secure during the difficult, uncertain, and often painful tempest of life.


Hebrews 6:19, “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.”


How is Christ the anchor for our hope?

He holds us steady in this life and secure in the future because it is firmly attached to the eternal throne of God.

How is Christ the anchor for our faith?

He keeps us securely grounded in God’s promises and in his power and faithfulness to perform them. James 1:6 says, But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.”

How is Christ the anchor for our soul?

He is a lasting hope, sure and unshakable. Hebrews 13:8, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”


Father God,

We give praise that Christ is the anchor that supports and keeps us steadfast in the time of trial or of doubt. When the storms of life toss us like waves in the sea, he is our emblem of hope. The anchor for our soul. We are grateful that we are secure and safe because our life is in your hands. We pray the Holy Spirit protects our hearts and minds from the lies of the enemy and reminds us that Jesus holds us steady, not only in this life but for all eternity.

In Jesus’s Name,


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Terri Sherrow

Terri Sherrow serves as the Prayer Ministry Coordinator. She is our monthly blog writer who develops user-friendly devotions for grandparents and grandchildren. She leads a Grandparents @ Prayer (G@P) Group in her home church, Clear Creek Baptist Church, where she also serves as Prayer Ministry Director, teaches and writes Sunday school lessons.


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