How God Is the Anchor for Your Heart

Here’s how God is the anchor of your heart. Because people leave. They break promises. They don’t keep their word. But God is faithful forever.


With a pang, I remembered precious memories of a prior friendship like looking through the photographs in my heart. Only God could see the hurt hidden inside. It made those memories bittersweet.

People leave. They break promises. They don’t keep their word. Misunderstandings get twisted into gnarled arguments. The hurt leaves you reeling like a punch in the gut.

My flesh and my heart fails, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26

Do You Need an Anchor for Your Heart?

What is an anchor? It’s a steady weight that’s attached to the boat, holding it steadfast at a time of rest.

An anchor is a device that’s dropped down by the side of the boat to keep it firmly fixed in the midst of boisterous waves.

God is your anchor. He is an anchor for your heart at any time you need to keep your heart stable.

That’s when God wraps His arms around your hurting heart and gives you the strength to forgive and move forward. That’s when He reminds you that He’s the constant companion, the faithful friend, the steady Savior.

Of all His attributes, I love His loyalty the best. I can always run to His heart, and His arms will always be wide open—longing for the same desire of an embrace that never fades.

In his presence pain has no place. Weary hearts are healed. Love lifts the chin.

He reconnects my heart with the reality of His precious promises and unwavering devotion.

His steadfast strength, His dependability, His reliability, It’s enough for me. I won’t fear. Because He is with me.

His steadiness is like an anchor for my heart in the ocean of life.

Verses to Keep Your Heart Anchored

Here are eight verses to keep your heart anchored when you need God to help you move forward.

Since we’re talking about God being the anchor of your heart, you can receive comfort and strength from the following verses.

Psalm 42:5 NKJV

Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him For the help of His countenance. 

Psalm 62:5-6

My soul, wait in silence for God alone, for my expectation is from him. 

Romans 8:37-39

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Could oppression, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 Even as it is written, “For your sake we are killed all daylong. We were accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” 37  No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38  For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39  nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from God’s love which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  

Psalm 73:26

You will guide me with your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. 

Psalm 119:82

My eyes fail for your word. I say, “When will you comfort me?” 

2 Corinthians 4:8-10

We are pressed on every side, yet not crushed; perplexed, yet not to despair; 9 pursued, yet not forsaken; struck down, yet not destroyed; 10  always carrying in the body the putting to death of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. 

Psalm 27:14

Wait for Yahweh. Be strong, and let your heart take courage. Yes, wait for Yahweh.

Psalm 18:2

Yahweh is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower. 

Struggling to Come to God

I don’t know the condition of your heart. Do you have sore spots? Lonely spots? Abandoned spots?

If you do, remember that God is every bit loyal to you.

Let the truth of His steadiness be an anchor for your heart today. 

Does that sound good? A steady God that is there for you every day?

Do you ever struggle to meet with Him daily? Almost like you have invisible walls built up to guard your heart? He will never wound you.

Actually, God is the One who heals the heart-wrenching pain of hurt.

If you struggle because of that or other reasons, I encourage you to take a step closer to your Creator every day. And you will finally find that God is the anchor for your heart.


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15 Comments

  1. Yes! God is a steady anchor. I don’t know what I would do without him. Especially when it comes to relationships. The loss of a friend is tough on the heart and only God can mend those wounds. Loved your #fmfparty write. Your #fmf friend No.23

    1. kellyrbaker says:

      He is faithful to heal. Thanks for your comment today, Shana!

  2. “Let the truth of His steadiness be an anchor for your heart today.” Yes! I love this. Everything else may fail but God’s love does not. The truth of His steadiness really gives me hope, joy, and energy. Thanks for this lovely post. Blessings to you!

    1. Amen. He’s a pillar in a world where things are temporal. Thanks for stopping by, Mari-Anna. Have a great weekend!

  3. I keep meaning to tell you, Kelly, how lovely your blog is with this new look. And I’m thankful that the same steady voice is coming through.
    Blessings to you!

    1. kellyrbaker says:

      So sweet, Michele! Thank you so much!

  4. “In his presence pain has no place. Weary hearts are healed. Love lifts the chin.” – Oh, this is so beautiful! Love your thoughts on God’s loyalty and steadiness. Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂 Visiting from Modest Mondays today.

    1. kellyrbaker says:

      He has been leading my through a difficult season and reminding me of His faithfulness. It’s been a great comfort. Thanks for your visit, Laura!

  5. “Of all His attributes I love His loyalty the best.” This is a good reminder to me to NOT take God’s loyalty for granted. It’s not something I think about a whole lot because it’s always there, but I need to remain grateful for it! Thanks for sharing this, Kelly.

    1. kellyrbaker says:

      That makes sense, Lisa. I’ve been going through a time where He has been solidifying this truth in my heart. It reminds me of those in the OT that had certain life changing experiences with God and named the place or learned a new attribute of God. He’s really taken this deep with me and it’s amazing. Thanks for your comment and blessings to you!

  6. Dear Kelly, who hasn’t been in that sad and lonely place? There have been times in my life I think God has allowed me to be in that place in order to affirm that He is indeed my all-in-all. Blessings for the reminder.

    1. kellyrbaker says:

      He will always work things to our good and His glory! Thanks for your comment today, Alice!

  7. I don’t know what I would do without the steady hand of God to guide me. He is always with me and even in the hard times He gives me peace and an assurance He is there.

    Blessings to you! I’m your neighbor at #TeaAndWord

    1. kellyrbaker says:

      Hello, neighbor. 🙂 Yes, if it weren’t for God in the hard times I think I would fall apart!

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