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.)

November 25, 2020

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

It is time to write an Anchor for Thanksgiving Day. I have written many in the past, my first one being in 2008. Now here I am twelve years later. Twelve Thanksgiving Anchors for the holiday we call Thanksgiving. A day we set aside to give thanks.

2020 has been a difficult year, so maybe you’re one feeling that you have little to be thankful for. Covid-19 may have affected you and your loved ones. Jobs have been lost and business have been forced into closure. Schools are disrupted and hospitals have been put to the test.

My message to all is … what a great time to really be thankful that our lives are in control by the One who created us. Thankful that God is still on the throne and He knows every situation you and I have or are facing. Read the verse above. It says … “in every situation” … which includes everything that has happened this past year.

I believe that every day should be Thanksgiving Day, and we should not let another day pass focusing on our circumstances, but instead shout out to our Lord above … THANK YOU LORD! Thank You for Your love and faithfulness.

Let me use one more reminder from God’s Holy Words of instruction… “… give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

Happy Thanksgiving to all …

Your Anchor will hold … in spite of your storms!


(Please enjoy this music video, "Come Thou Fount [Above All Else]"

by Shane & Shane)

Grace is a multi-generational church which believes that the Bible reveals the Story of a LOVING God who cares about every detail of OUR lives, and Jesus- the One who is our only hope for this life and the next.

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