It has often been said that King David was the most up and down person in the entire Bible. He spent a large span of his life on an emotional rollercoaster. In much of the Psalms he’s boasting God is so good! His mercies endure for ever! How great is our God. There’s no one greater than You….and he truly believed every word he spoke, after all, he was “The Man” after God’s heart. Yet, there were times when he would become emotionally bankrupt and a sea of hopelessness would overtake him. A few passages later he is wailing at his soul…. Why are you cast down O my Soul? Why are you so disquieted within me (Psalms 42:5 KJV)? Well for one thing, God has never promised us that this life would be without its troubles.
Actually, we are most assured that we will meet setbacks and disappointments-ups and downs and downs and outs. (James 1:2 KJV) says it like this “count it all joy WHEN you fall into divers temptations”. One might ask this question: How do you stay joyful when you are facing joblessness, loneliness, foreclosures, and the lack of finances?
Our High Priest, who is Jesus in (Hebrew 6:19 Amp.) says: Now we have this hope, as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, it cannot slip and it cannot break down under whoever steps out upon it–a hope that reaches farther and enters into the very certainty of the Presence within the veil. There have been a many of ships lost at sea because of the turmoil that tossed and battled them; the storms that raged so fiercely against them. They were not securely anchored.
King David may have been the “leader of the emotional pack” but he knew how to reach for an anchor. He evoked a “Yet Praise” anchor. Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God (Psalms 42:11 KJV). In today’s world, I’m sure there are many on an emotional rollercoaster who can beat out King David’s title. I must admit I have even been in the competition for it. Our feelings are constantly changing. A sure and steadfast anchor for us to stand on is God’s word. Staying with Christ is your “hope of glory “during trying times. When it looks like you are going to sink and no lifeline is in sight, just anchor yourself in the Lord. He is your spiritual unbreakable lifeline (Msg). He is the anchor of your soul. He will help you make it through your storms.