Anchor for my Soul

Peace I Leave, My Peace I Give

Jn 14:27  Peace I leave with you.  My Peace I give to you, not as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. NIV

What a wonderful promise but, if you are like me and sometimes have doubts in the secret place of your thoughts, you find yourself asking God if perhaps I were the exception. Without sounding disrespectful I was reasonably sure that  He fully understood my situation personally.  How could this promise apply to me now in light of all the fearful and seemingly uncontrollable things continually going on?  I know the Word tells me that Jesus was tempted in all the temptations Satan can tempt us with, yet there is that thought that comes, that I’m not proud of ,that says “but Jesus is the Son of God.”

Yet if we consider that through out the ages the horrible results of sin  world wide, politically, economically and environmentally have been continually occurring.

I’ve told the Lord I’ve tried everything I could possibly think of and nothing seems to work.   How can this promise apply to me?

Our lives need one single not several anchors that has proven itself through the test of time and all levels of difficulty, never having failed nor been untrue.

I will just touch on some of these concerns and in following articles talk in a little more detail on each of them.

First of all we must understand that the Peace that Jesus is speaking of has little to do with events that are happening around us.  This is a reality peace imparted by the Holy Spirit, that remains constant and unmoving within your heart. 

Philippians 4:7 “And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts will guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”

Romans 8:6  “By the Spirit is Life and Peace.”

Jn 16:33  “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have Peace.  In the world you will have trouble, but take heart I have overcome the world.”

I will close for now and continue the next time we meet here.  Know that it is not I that needs to teach you, it is the  Holy Spirit who will guide you into all truth.  We’re not meeting on this web page to gather information, but rather for each of us to hear from God personally.  I’m only sorry I cannot speak to each of you and hear what God has spoken to you. 

Until next time we meet here, May God continually keep  you in the safe harbor of His heart. Selah.

anchor for the soul

Hebrews 6:13-20 NIV

13When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, 14saying, “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.” 15And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.

16Men swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument. 17Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. 18God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged. 19We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, 20where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek