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
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.
My soul, wait in silence for God alone, for my expectation is from him.
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.
You will guide me with your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
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.
Wait for Yahweh. Be strong, and let your heart take courage. Yes, wait for Yahweh.
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.
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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