Our soul is not scattered by the force of the waves that sometimes ingulf us; nor the strength of the winds that, at times, surround us; nor the burn of the intense heat of the sun on us; nor the numbness of the cold that can fill our bones. When we are God’s and belong to Him, our soul is anchored on the strongest and most steady and immovable thing that we can ever trust: God, our strong anchor. When waves crash and winds blow and heat burns and cold freezes, we will always find firm fitting in the steady Anchor of our soul.
He’s the one who will lift us out of the water that we drown in. He’s the one who holds us steady as the wind threatens to carry us away. He’s the one who shields us from burning, and the one who keeps us warm even during the coldest of seasons.
When you have God, you have everything. Though to the world you might be poor, because you have Him you are truly rich. You have the Anchor for your very own soul – the most valuable thing we possess. It’s good to trust God with our soul, there is no safer place. He is the One who made our souls, and He is the only One who has the power to guard it and keep it.
How do we make Him the Anchor of our souls?
Trust Him. Believe that He is who He says He is. Saturate yourself in His Holy Scriptures. Cry out to Him. Cast all of your burdens on Him. Worship Him. Praise His beautiful name. Bask in His presence. Be still before Him. Ask Him to be in every aspect of your life. Run to Him first, no matter the problem. Desire His will to be done in your life above your own will. Desire your desires to be His desires. Recognize your need for Him. Depend on Him more than anything else as the God who will care for you. Realize we’re here for Him and Him alone. Thank Him. Love Him with all of your heart, your soul, your mind, your strength.
Abide in Him, and He will abide in you. Turn to Him, and you will receive the Anchor for your soul. One who will hold you, sustain you, protect you, carry you, shield you, teach you, grow you, strengthen you, guide you, and love you more than anyone ever could.
This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary.