My anchor holds

We sang a song in church a few weeks ago and my mind still rehearses the words. For some reason, this week I cling desperately to the words and meaning behind them. I must not allow the storms to shade the light of day.

Muskegon, Michigan pier - photo by Steve Lasher

Muskegon, Michigan pier - photo by Steve Lasher

“Though the angry surges roll on my tempest-driven soul, I am peaceful, for I know …

I’ve an anchor safe and sure, that can evermore endure. But in Christ I can be bold …”  – (My Anchor Holds – lyrics by William C. Martin)

The winds do wildly blow on my bark so small and frail. It’s as though I feel there’s no relief in sight and I may crumble at any moment.

But that’s when my God speaks peace to me, “Be still, my child — you are worried about things that I can handle. Your job is to rest in me and let me be your strong anchor in the midst of the storms.”

Rest. Abide. Trust.

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2 Responses to My anchor holds

  1. Robert says:

    Greetings from Wordwise Hymns. I posted an article on this gospel song this morning, so your post caught my eye. It seems that there are more overwhelming storms to face than ever, and people are looking for something steadfast and reliable to cling to. That anchor is found in Christ. Good to hear this hymn brought you lasting encouragement. God bless.

    • Very true, Robert. Folks are looking in many directions for a safe and secure foundation. “Will You Anchor Hold?” is an old hymn, but still relative today. Thank you for your response & blessings back to you!

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