A prayer… an affirmation… and an old gospel song for troubled times!

My anchor holds

We live in a troubled world! Every day we hear of new trouble spots. It seems one crisis after another pops up like popcorn in a hot pot. What to do? As a person of faith, how to respond?

This morning during my time of “coffee with the Lord” I read a passage of Scripture that I think can be of help… A prayer to lift to God and an affirmation to cling to…

First the prayer…

“Oh Lord, be gracious to us; we wait for You! Be our strong arm every morning, our salvation in the time of trouble!”

Then the affirmation…

“The Lord is exalted for He dwells on high; He will fill Zion [where His people dwell] with justice and righteousness, and He will be the stability of our times, abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the fear of the Lord [reverence for the Lord] is Zion’s treasure!” (from Isaiah 33:2-6)

Reminds me of the words of an old gospel song…

“In times like these you need a Savior
In times like these you need an anchor;
Be very sure, be very sure
Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!

“In times like these you need the Bible,
In times like these O be not idle;
Be very sure, be very sure
Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!

“In times like these I have a Savior!
In times like these I have an anchor!
I’m very sure, I’m very sure
My anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!

Refrain:
“This Rock is Jesus, Yes, He’s the One;
This Rock is Jesus, the only One!
Be very sure, be very sure
Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!”

(Ruth C. Jones – “Mother Jones”)

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