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.)

May 10, 2021

“In this world you will have trouble …” John 16:13

These words of Jesus ring loud and clear for us this morning, as we watch this world we live in, and the country we call “home”, go down the drain so fast. It’s hard to believe just how bad and corrupt we become each new day.

Jesus knew our fate, as He knew what the effects of sin would do to future generations. So, if you’re concerned about our future, let’s take a look at the complete verse, for Jesus said … “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world!”

I take great comfort in Christ’s words. His assurance that we as Christians are forever protected, and as children of God, through the blood of Christ, we can live our earthly lives without fear of the corrupt world around us.

History has shown that over centuries, Christians have been persecuted. Men have tried to stamp out the word of God. Many Christians have given their lives for their faith, yet the word of God continues to strive, and will continue to do so until Jesus comes to take us home.   That is the confidence we who believe share.

Isaiah 41:13 shares God’s promise … “I am the Lord your God, who holds your right hand, and I tell you … DON’T BE AFRAID … I WILL HELP YOU!”

Ahead for God’s faithful is our heavenly home, where we will spend a problem-free eternity. Until we make our journey home, we know, without a doubt … that nothing can separate us from God’s love.

Father, today we stand ready to share our faith with those around us. Give each of us the strength and courage we will need to proclaim Your truth.

Your Anchor will hold … in spite of this world we live in.

jw

(Please enjoy this music video, "Call On Your Name" by Ellie Limebear)