I’ve really been into the imagery and meaning behind anchors lately. It also reminds me of home, so that’s always nice. It’s also crossed my mind that this image may be a great tattoo (yeah, mom and dad, I said it). Check out this passage in Psalm:
My Soul Waits for God Alone
1 For God alone my soul waits in silence;
from him comes my salvation.
2 He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.
3 How long will all of you attack a man
to batter him,
like a leaning wall, a tottering fence?
4 They only plan to thrust him down from his high position.
They take pleasure in falsehood.
They bless with their mouths,
but inwardly they curse. Selah
5 For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence,
for my hope is from him.
6 He only is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
7 On God rests my salvation and my glory;
my mighty rock, my refuge is God.
8 Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your heart before him;
God is a refuge for us. Selah
9 Those of low estate are but a breath;
those of high estate are a delusion;
in the balances they go up;
they are together lighter than a breath.
10 Put no trust in extortion;
set no vain hopes on robbery;
if riches increase, set not your heart on them.
11 Once God has spoken;
twice have I heard this:
that power belongs to God,
12 and that to you, O Lord, belongs steadfast love.
For you will render to a man
according to his work.
I like this passage because it gives this beautiful imagery that describes an anchor (at least in my mind). David is speaking about the confidence he has in Christ. He speaks boldly mentioning that even with movement all around him, the constant pushes and pulls of the world, that Christ is a solid anchor to his soul. Just as an anchor provides stability and rest, David is showing his trust in God for rest and strength in verse 2 when he says, “I will not be shaken.”
Verse 8 is quite lovely and says “Trust in him at all times, O people, our out your heart before him. God is a refuge for us.”
What do you think? What imagery comes to your mind when you read this passage?