Anchors for the Soul
⚓️ Isaiah 43:1-2
1 But now, this is what the LORD says– he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
⚓️ Psalm 46:1
1 God is our refuge(A) and strength,(B)
an ever-present(C) help(D) in trouble.(E)
2 Therefore we will not fear,(F) though the earth give way(G)
and the mountains fall(H) into the heart of the sea,(I)
3 though its waters roar(J) and foam(K)
and the mountains quake(L) with their surging.[c]
4 There is a river(M) whose streams(N) make glad the city of God,(O)
⚓️ Proverbs 3:25-26
25 Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the 26 LORD will be at your side and will keep your foot from being snared.
⚓️ Isaiah 54:17
17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.
⚓️ Duet 28:7
7 The LORD will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.
⚓️ Romans 8:31
31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things?(A) If God is for us,(B) who can be against us?
⚓️ Psalm 60:11
Give us aid against the enemy,
for human help is worthless.(A)
12 With God we will gain the victory,
and he will trample down our enemies.
⚓️ Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good(A) of those who love him, who[a] have been called(B) according to his purpose.
11 (A)For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare[a] and not for evil, (B)to give you a future and a hope.
⚓️ Philippians 1:6
6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion(A) until the day of Christ Jesus.(B)
⚓️ Isaiah 42:16
I will lead(A) the blind(B) by ways they have not known,
along unfamiliar paths I will guide them;
I will turn the darkness into light(C) before them
and make the rough places smooth.(D)
These are the things I will do;
I will not forsake(E) them.
⚓️ Isaiah 52-12
But you will not leave in haste or go in flight; for the LORD will go before you, the God of Israel will be your rear guard.
⚓️ Jude 1:24
To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy–
⚓️ Romans 8:32-35
32 He who did not spare his own Son,(A) but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge(B) against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns?(C) No one. Christ Jesus who died(D)—more than that, who was raised to life(E)—is at the right hand of God(F) and is also interceding for us.(G) 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?(H) Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?(I)
⚓️ 1 John 4:4
“Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”
⚓️ Philippians 4:19
“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
⚓️ Psalm 37:25
“I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.”
⚓️ Hebrew 10:23
23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope(A) we profess,(B) for he who promised is faithful.
⚓️ Numbers 23:19
19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
⚓️ 1 Kings 8:56
56 “Praise be to the Lord, who has given rest(A) to his people Israel just as he promised. Not one word has failed of all the good promises(B) he gave through his servant Moses.
⚓️ Psalm 91 from the message or the passion
1-13 You who sit down in the High God’s presence,
spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow,
Say this: “God, you’re my refuge.
I trust in you and I’m safe!”
That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps,
shields you from deadly hazards.
His huge outstretched arms protect you—
under them you’re perfectly safe;
his arms fend off all harm.
Fear nothing—not wild wolves in the night,
not flying arrows in the day,
Not disease that prowls through the darkness,
not disaster that erupts at high noon.
Even though others succumb all around,
drop like flies right and left,
no harm will even graze you.
You’ll stand untouched, watch it all from a distance,
watch the wicked turn into corpses.
Yes, because God’s your refuge,
the High God your very own home,
Evil can’t get close to you,
harm can’t get through the door.
He ordered his angels
to guard you wherever you go.
If you stumble, they’ll catch you;
their job is to keep you from falling.
You’ll walk unharmed among lions and snakes,
and kick young lions and serpents from the path.
14-16 “If you’ll hold on to me for dear life,” says God,
“I’ll get you out of any trouble.
I’ll give you the best of care
if you’ll only get to know and trust me.
Call me and I’ll answer, be at your side in bad times;
I’ll rescue you, then throw you a party.
I’ll give you a long life,
give you a long drink of salvation!”
⚓️ Hebrews 6:18-19
18 God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie,(A) we who have fled to take hold of the hope(B) set before us may be greatly encouraged. 19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain