Where do you go for refuge?

But God cannot lie  March 17, 2022

Hebrews 6:18-19 It is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls.

Jeremiah 17:7 Blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.

I love what this image communicates to me about resilience. I took it Monday beside our front steps.

The world is full of misinformation, and no one is smart enough or wise enough to figure it all out. So, I love this word from Hebrews. There is a place where we can relax and rest, a place to anchor our souls with confidence: God’s strong and loving heart. A place to anchor our resilience in the face of all the challenges we each face.

I want to share with you today the “But God” story of Lawrence Chewning. I don’t know him, but he’s made his story public through youtube.

And I think you’ll be encouraged with me by singing “We have an anchor” along with Loretta Adjetey from Ghana (“Lor” is her stage name). Priscilla Jane Owens, 1829-1907, wrote this song. I’ve been to Accra and have worshiped with and been blessed by the generous hospitality of Ghanaian people. Listening to Lor took me right back there. If you know any of their history, you’ll appreciate even more the beauty of this song in their context. It’s an amazing story of resilience.

One thought on “Where do you go for refuge?

  1. The anchor holds… despite of the storm. I’ve had visions and I’ve had dreams. I’ve even held them in my hands. But I didn’t know those dreams could slip right through. I’ve been young. I’m older now. There has been beauty these eyes could see. Through the storms of my life, that’s where God proved his love for me. And the anchor holds, though the ship is battered. The anchor holds though the sails are torn. I have fallen on my knees. I have faced the raging seas. Yet the anchor holds, despite the storm. The anchor holds. The anchor holds! In spite of the storm.

    Wow! Thanks for sharing Lawrence Chenning’s testimony and song. Definitely a “But God” testimony!

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