Anchored In The Cross


Over the past few days I have been having “one of those days”. I woke up and just didn’t feel quite like myself. No matter what I was trying I just couldn’t shake the feeling. I wanted to cry, I felt so frustrated.
Anyone ever have those kind of days?

Of course, I am not alone in my feelings but that is exactly how I felt, alone. I felt like everything was coming down on me at once.

My head kept filling with the lies that I wasn’t good enough, mom enough, smart enough, tall enough, skinny enough, outgoing enough, enough of a friend, just purely not enough.
I kept reminding myself that God’s promises are bigger than I am and I just kept clinging to all that I know. I was crying out to Him, a couple of times literally, for a rescue from these feelings.

I know when I feel alone, I am promised from God that He will never leave me nor forsake me. I felt, however, like I was reaching out and grabbing at nothing.
I asked God why I was feeling alone and told Him I knew this was not true and knew He was by my side.

I began to pray for God to rescue me from these feelings and I was sure that He would. I continued to however, perpetuate these thoughts. They began to pull me down like a heavy weight.

Sometimes the assurance doesn’t come so quickly or as easily as we would like. Sometimes we get caught up in the whirlwind of our emotions and they begin to take over.

The fact is,

          I can choose to be anchored to these lies…

 I can continue to sink into a downward spiral until I am in over my head…

          I can choose to drown in my self-doubt…

Or…

I can choose to be anchored to the cross.

At the cross, I receive the grace and mercy of a loving Father. At the cross, I receive the promises Christ has given to his children. At the cross, I receive the rest I need for my weary soul to be strengthened for the next step in my journey.
Hebrews 6:19 says: We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain

The hope in the salvation of cross is real. It is what we can stand firm on when our hearts and our heads begin to get weary and all of life comes pouring in on us.
This hope is more than I hope it doesn’t rain tomorrow or I hope the grocery store is having a sale on strawberries.

This hope is grounded in something sure, certain and secure. This hope is standing firm in the Salvation of Christ and being able to approach His throne with confidence.

Psalm 62:5-7 Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.

This Psalm is a beautiful reminder or our Great and Mighty Lord in the midst of our weariness. In the middle of life’s complications we can be assured that our hope comes from God alone.
I am not my feelings today. I am not the circumstances that surround me. My anchor is set outside my rocking ship.

I can pour out my heart to God and there I will find shelter. I can expect Him to be a solid ground to rest my feet upon.

He is my rock, my fortress, my refuge, my defense, my salvation, my honor depend on Him alone. With God, I will not be shaken.

Does anyone need that reminder today like I do?

Does anyone have a weary heart or head that could use a little rest and assurance?  

Jesus says in John 15:26 says: I will send you the Advocate – the Spirit of Truth. He will come to you from the Father and will testify all about me.
I often times have songs in my head, but only a couple of lines and I sing them all day. Yesterday, I asked God for help. Today, I had this song play over in my head, “Holy Spirit, You are welcome here. Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere." This beautiful song is by Francesca Battistelli.

God has sent help, the Advocate, the Spirit of Truth, the Holy Spirit. If you have accepted Christ, He has come to intercede on your behalf.

He will give you a renewed strength. He will comfort you, encourage you, and give you counsel in those times when life hurls all it has in your direction.
He will testify to the truth that Christ took it all at the cross. He will testify to the truth of God’s promises for His children.

What or Whom will you choose to be anchored to today?
                                 

Read last weeks post, Expecting the Unexpected

2 comments :

  1. Hello Jamie somedays are like this. I can relate with you in this post. We have a choice of choosing to be anchored in The safety of His Word.
    Thank you for the sweet reminder that He is our Comfort.
    God bless. Joining you from #live free Thursday.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your heart and encouragement.

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