How Firm Is Your Anchor? by Terry J. Hallock

How Firm Is Your Anchor?
T. J. Hallock
Hebrew 6:13-20
August 4, 2002

In his song "The Anchor Holds" Ray Boltz gives this testimony.

"I have journeyed through the long dark night out on the open seas.

By faith alone, sight unknown, and yet His eyes were watching me.

The anchor holds though the ship is battered.

The anchor holds though the sails are torn.

I have fallen on my knees as I face the raging seas.

The anchor holds in spite of the storms.

I've had visions. I've had dreams. I've even held them in my hand.

But I never knew they would slip right through like they were only grains of sand.

I have been young but I'm older now and there has been beauty these eyes have seen.

But it was in the night, through the storms of my life, Oh that's where God proved His love for me.

The anchor holds through the ship is battered.

The anchor holds though the sails are torn.

I have fallen on my knees as I face the raging seas.

The anchor holds in spite of the storms."

Ray Boltz testifies that no matter how battered his ship of life may be a power is always present keeping him anchored and secure. How firm is your anchor? When the storms of trouble rise and beat upon your ship of life can you sing "The anchor holds"?

These are uncertain times. The stock market rises and falls like a roller coaster. Pictures of corporate executives being led off in hand cuffs are splashed across our television screens. Violence and death continue to rage in Israel and Palestine. The war on terrorism proceeds as unseen enemies plot against our nation. Reports of children being abducted, sometimes from their very beds, seem to be a daily occurrence. How firm is your anchor?

In these uncertain and perilous times some feel their lives are without an anchor that holds in spite of the storms. They may have placed implicit trust in their IRA or 401K, in financial counselors and in the companies whose stocks they purchased. Yet that anchor didn't ...


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