Thoughts By Natalie

anchor of the soul.

Anchors are such beautiful symbols—strong, stable, secure. More than just a symbol of my everlasting love for the sea, they never cease to remind me of the hope and refuge I have in Jesus—the source of all love and good in my life. I love how John Piper says it in A Godward Life:

“God means for our souls to be anchored to heaven. He does not want us to bob and drift on the sea of opinion, culture, trend and passion. He wants us to know our position on the coast and be safe from dashing on the rocks. So he has given us an “anchor of the soul” (Hebrews 6:19). It is “sure and steadfast.”

Here are some of my favorite hope-inspiring anchor photos to remind us all today that we can count on Jesus to keep us from drifting on the seas of the standards of this world we live in:

What symbol represents the hope, love and security you have in God?

Images via 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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  • Emily H.
    June 26, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    it’s ironic that you posted the anchor tattoos, because i have been thinking about getting one. i also LOVE the picture of them on the beach. amazing.

    • Natalie Lynn Borton
      June 26, 2012 at 6:30 pm

      Yes, those little anchor tattoos are so cute. I’m not much of a tattoo girl, but it makes me want to get one!!

  • Lauren Tien
    June 26, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Such a great visual. Thank you for this post Natalie! I really love it.

  • Allie Marie Smith
    June 26, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    you’ll have to add the giver shirt now! on it’s way! xo

  • Gennean
    June 27, 2012 at 6:50 am

    Love this! You might want to check out this song by Ellie Holcomb – it’s one of my favorites!

    • Natalie Lynn Borton
      June 27, 2012 at 2:09 pm

      Thanks Gennean! And thanks for sharing the song…I’ll check that out :)