Main text: Lk.22:31-32
But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: … (Lk.22:32a)
The battle of the anchor is the battle which you must fight in your marriage to ensure that you don’t lose your faith. When the anchor of a ship is in place, it cannot be drifted away by the turbulence of the sea. Your faith in God serves as the anchor which holds you steady when the storms of life come. One basic fact of life is that it won’t always be rosy. While we pray that it will always be beautiful, ugly situations you don’t pray for will rear its ugly head. These ugly situations are often so distressing that you may take the wrong steps if you lose faith in your God. However, if your anchor is in place, there are numerous assurances from the word of God which will keep you steady so that you won’t be swept away by the turbulent times. That is the message to you in the following scriptures:
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. (Jn.16:33)
When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkestthrough the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. (Is.43:2)
The devil will definitely try some pranks with your home since he knows that spiritually stable homes are not easily manipulated by him. He will do everything practically possible to bring violent storms that will threaten the ship of your marriage. This should not be surprising to you anyway. After all, the scriptures have this to say about him:
The thief cometh not, but for to steal and to kill, and to destroy. I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly [John 10:10]
You should know and be convinced that whatever may come your way must have been experienced by another person even in a worse manner. You must also know that every problem has an expiry date. If only you can remain connected to your God, a time will come when the matter will become a testimony that you may share to encourage others.
Discussion Points With Your Spouse
• If you are going to be sincere with yourselves, will you say that you have the anchor? In other word, have you given your life to Jesus Christ?
• If you have given your life to Him, how will you describe your level of faith in His ability to handle all difficult situations in your life and home?
My father and my God, may my faith in you never fail in Jesus’ name.
WITHOUT THE ANCHOR OF YOUR FAITH, THE SHIP OF YOUR MARRIAGE EASILY DRIFTS TOWARDS DESTRUCTION. – Dr. Mike Oluniyi