ANCHORING ON HIS MIGHT AND STRENGTH
TEXT: Isaiah 40:21-31; Eph 6:10-11
Introduction: The Lord Jesus Christ, when He was preparing for the cross, in one of His farewell address to the disciples in John 16:33 says “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace, in this world you will have trouble. But take heart I have overcome the world.” The wholistic view of His message here is that He is the only anchor upon which our lives could hang on and be stable and safely reach the harbor of glory. Today, He wants you to see, trust, and rest the ship of your life on His anchor.
- What is an Anchor?
According to Merriam – Webster online dictionary; the anchor is a device usually of metal attached to a ship or boat by a cable and cast overboard to hold it in a particular place by means of a fluke that digs into the bottom.
Reliable or principal support: mainstay.
An anchor to a Christian is what holds you in place, your mainstay, your reliable support in a challenging season. Psalm 46:1-2; 23, Habakkuk 3:17-19, Psalm 27:1-6.
- Knowing and Trusting in His Might and Strength – Isaiah 40:21-26.
To use something for an anchor, there must be an unrepentant trust in what that thing is made of. That is what it is for either a ship captain or a mountaineer. The knowledge of the might and strength of the LORD for all situations must without any iota of doubt be entrenched in your mind and spirit. Daniel 3:16-18
- A Conscious Trusting In His Might and Strength: Isaiah 40:27-31, Ephesians 6:10-11
- Know that the strength of Israel will not lie. 1 Samuel 15:29.
- Speak or confess the strength of the LORD at all times. Psalm 27:1-6
- Waiting upon the LORD, an evidence of His being your anchor. Habakkuk 3:14, Isaiah 40:31, 1 Samuel 30:6
- Benefits of Anchoring on His Might and Strength. Isaiah 40:31, Psalm 28:7
- Supernatural strength for uncommon exploits – Isaiah 40:31, Judges 6:14; 7:12-19
- The peace that passes all understanding – Judges 6:23
- Assurance of life fulfillment – Isaiah 41:10-13
- Victory over every life challenges – Habakkuk 3:19, Psalm 136:23-26, Isaiah 43:2.
Conclusion: What are you anchoring your life upon? He said do not trust in man in whose nostrils is his breath (Isaiah 2:22). Man’s strength would fail them (Isaiah 40:30). Do not trust in arms of flesh but wholly lean and anchor upon His Might and Strength of whom the whole heavens and earth rest upon (Jeremiah 17:5-8, Psalm 31:14-20).