Soul Anchored in Jesus: Reflecting on the Meaning

Why My Soul is Anchored in Jesus

Do you ever think of stormy seas when you are having a hard time in life? I learn a little more about what it means to have my soul anchored in Jesus with each passing storm. It’s odd you know, that I find the most peace when I’m leaning into Jesus. Take for example, the time my daughter was in a children’s hospital.

I didn’t have the money to pay for her care. She was flown to UC Davis children’s hospital over 300 miles away from me. Because of my own injuries, I couldn’t take the flight with her. I couldn’t even drive myself to her.  I remember feeling inadequate as a mom, desperate and devastated.  I called the hospital every hour to check on her condition throughout that long and sorrowful night. Each time they would tell me something new. She crushed her jaw. She bruised her spleen. Her teeth are shattered. She has internal bleeding. Her spine is fractured.  On and on.

The Night Acts 27:17 Had New Meaning

I will never forget sitting in the easy chair, drifting in and out of sleep. It was night time and the darkness of the room was fitting. It felt surreal. I don’t think I went out to God that night. On that night, He came to me. And when He did I didn’t just drop anchor in His presence. No, I threw that sucker as hard as I could and made sure it latched on. What could have easily turned into a nightmare was suddenly met with strength, courage, peace, love. And we got through it.

This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, Hebrews 6:9

I wrote Anchored after attending my first women’s retreat in Arizona. The subject was, of course, about anchoring ourselves in Jesus. Maybe that night played through my mind again as it often does. But saying that my soul in anchored in Jesus takes on a whole new meaning for me now. Truly, I say to you, lay down your fears. Put away your sorrows.

Look to the Holy Spirit who is your anchor in Christ. Hebrews says that God could not swear by no one greater and so He swore by Himself. His oath to us is salvation through Jesus. In His Holy Spirit I rest my Anchor. I love you my Savior!

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How is your soul anchored in Christ? Leave your comments below. God bless you guys and see you next time. 🙂

Glory: A Christian Inspirational Poem by Alice Rovney

Don’t you find that when you really dig into God’s word that it is so full of encouragement? Literally every single word, phrase and page leads to our blessed hope in Jesus Christ. In the video above I read Glory, a poem I wrote after one of the most tragic events in my life. Even then, when life didn’t make since and it felt like everything around me was spinning out of control, I found God’s peace.

I’ve been searching the scripture for a good quote to include here and I find that there are so many. But I like this one from Isaiah 54:10 because I don’t hear it read that often.

For though the mountains be removed and the hills be shaken, My kindness is not removed from you, nor is My Covenant of peace shaken, said Yahwey, who has compassion on you.

This verse reminds me of the time I was in. It’s difficult to describe but I’ll try. The events of my life were chaotic, uncertain and frightening. I could feel life spinning on around me. People were going about their lives and had forgotten my pain or expected that I should have moved on. I felt so alone in that pain from a human relationship standpoint.

But I did not feel alone in God. I wrote the poem Glory after experiencing a remarkable calmness and peace inside my spirit. Let the world spin around me and let chaos attempt to encircle me. They have no power. For God, my God, has lifted me up and has not forgotten. Because of Him I overcome. Hallelujah!

Peace be on you! God bless and have an amazing day.

Love Alice

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