THE ANCHOR HOLDS

The Anchor Holds is a devotional prepared by Jack Witte,

a long time member of Grace Church.

(This devotional's title is inspired by the song

"The Anchor Holds" written and performed by Donnie Sumner.)

January 6, 2020

And He said to them … “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith …” Matthew 8:26

The Bible verse continues … “then He rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.”

 

What did Jesus mean when He referred to “little faith”?

If you’re anything like me, sometimes I fit the description of “little faith” to a “T”. It is easy to let the circumstances I find myself in dictate my reactions.

 

Faced with difficult situations, I sometimes find myself afraid and instantly want to take action without any thought of what God’s direction might be and where it will lead me.

Someone once said … “It’s easy to have faith to believe in what you can see.” How difficult it can sometimes be to have faith, when all you can see is the impossible situation you see before you.

When I invited Christ into my life, I began a journey of faith. I believe that I am saved by the blood of Christ, and that God has promised me eternal life.

 

Why is it so easy to believe that God saved me, yet so difficult for me to believe that God can’t take care of me? It is my human nature to open the door for Satan to bring fear into my mind and my situation.

 

Let me finish with these words from a sermon I read by William Baeta …

“For a person of faith ‘believing is seeing’ and for a person of little faith ‘seeing is believing’. You see your condition in the midst of the storms and you end up drowning. Little faith is selective and decides which one of God’s promises to believe. Selective faith in the promises of God is to doubt that the God who made the promises is not capable of fulfilling what He has promised.”

Lord, this morning I ask that You will give us “BIG FAITH”. That we may put our complete trust in You and turn to you … first … in whatever difficulty this day may bring.    Your Anchor will hold … in spite of your storms!

jw

(Please enjoy this music video "Peace Be Still" featuring Lauren Daigle)

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