When your life as you once knew it
is shattered before your eyes...
Fear not, the anchor holds

When you are so numb with pain
that the tears refuse to flow...
Fear not, the anchor holds




When the battle seems relentless
and your strength is fading fast...
Fear not, the anchor holds

When loved ones are no longer with you
and you feel so all alone...
Fear not, the anchor holds

When your dreams turn into nightmares
and darkness is all around...
Fear not, the anchor holds



When everything you were so sure of
becomes tainted with doubt and fear...
Fear not, the anchor holds

When your heart is heavy laden
beyond what you can bear...
Fear not, the anchor holds

When the storms of life hit violently
and you need a place of rest
Fear not, the anchor holds...



When prayers seem to be unanswered
and you're so desperate to hear from God
Fear not, the anchor holds...

When you're weary and growing tired
yet life must continue on...
Fear not, the anchor holds

When the valleys seem so frequent
and the mountains so few between...
Fear not, the anchor holds



When destruction seems inevitable
and the impossible is what you need...
Fear not, the anchor holds

When your vision becomes clouded
and your faith must see you through...
Fear not, the anchor holds.

When the tempest rages all around you
And God is your only hope...
WHY SHOULD I SAY "I CAN'T"
WHEN THE BIBLE SAYS I CAN DO ALL THINGS
THROUGH CHRIST WHO GIVES ME STRENGTH ?  (PHILIPPIANS 4: 13)

WHY SHOULD I LACK
WHEN I KNOW THAT GOD SHALL SUPPLY ALL MY NEEDS ACCORDING TO HIS RICHES IN GLORY IN CHRIST JESUS ?   (PHILIPPIANS 4:19)

WHY SHOULD I FEAR
WHEN THE BIBLE SAYS GOD HAS NOT GIVEN ME A SPIRIT OF FEAR, BUT OF POWER, LOVE AND A SOUND MIND ?  (2 TIMOTHY 1:7)

WHY SHOULD I BATTLE WITH UNBELIEF KNOWING THAT GOD HAS GIVEN TO ME A MEASURE OF
FAITH ?  (ROMANS 12: 3)

WHY SHOULD I BE WEAK
WHEN THE BIBLE SAYS THAT THE LORD IS MY STRENGTH AND TO TAKE ACTION BECAUSE I KNOW GOD ?  (PSALM 27: 1, DANIEL 11: 32)

WHY SHOULD I ALLOW SATAN VICTORY IN MY LIFE
WHEN HE THAT IS IN ME IS GREATER THAN
HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD ?  (1 JOHN 4: 4)

WHY SHOULD I FEEL DEFEATED
WHEN THE BIBLE SAYS THAT GOD ALWAYS LEADS ME IN TRIUMPH ?  (2 CORINTHIANS 2: 14)

WHY SHOULD I LACK WISDOM
WHEN CHRIST BECAME WISDOM TO ME FROM GOD
AND GOD GIVES WISDOM TO ME GENEROUSLY
WHEN I ASK HIM FOR IT ? 
(1 CORINTHIANS 1: 30, JAMES 1:5)

WHY SHOULD I BE DEPRESSED
WHEN I CAN CALL TO MIND GOD'S LOVINGKINDNESS, COMPASSION AND
FAITHFULNESS AND HAVE HOPE ? 
(LAMENTATIONS 3: 21-23)

WHY SHOULD I WORRY AND FRET
WHEN I CAN CAST ALL MY CARES ON CHRIST,
WHO CARES FOR ME ?  (1 PETER 5: 7)

WHY SHOULD I EVER BE IN BONDAGE
KNOWING THAT THERE IS LIBERTY WHERE
THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS ?  (GALATIANS 5: 1)

WHY SHOULD I FEEL CONDEMNATION
WHEN THE BIBLE SAYS I AM NOT CONDEMNED
BECAUSE I AM IN CHRIST ?  (ROMANS 8: 1)

WHY SHOULD I FEEL LONELY
WHEN JESUS SAID HE IS WITH ME ALWAYS AND
HE WILL NEVER LEAVE ME NOR FORSAKE ME  ?
(MATTHEW 28: 20,  HEBREWS 13: 5)

WHY SHOULD I FEEL ACCURSED OR VICTIMIZED
WHEN THE BIBLE SAYS THAT CHRIST REDEEMED
ME FROM THE CURSE OF THE LAW THAT I MIGHT RECEIVE HIS SPIRIT ?  (GALATIANS 3: 13, 14)

WHY SHOULD I BE DISCONTENT
WHEN I, LIKE PAUL, CAN LEARN TO BE CONTENT IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES ?  (PHILIPPIANS 4:11)

WHY SHOULD I FEEL WORTHLESS
WHEN CHRIST BECAME SIN ON MY BEHALF THAT I MIGHT BECOME THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN HIM ?  (2 CORINTHIANS 5:21)

WHY SHOULD I FEEL SELF-CONSCIOUS AND INSECURE KNOWING THAT NO ONE CAN BE
AGAINST ME WHEN GOD IS FOR ME ? 
(ROMANS 8:31)

WHY SHOULD I BE CONFUSED
WHEN GOD IS THE AUTHOR OF PEACE AND HE GIVES ME KNOWLEDGE THROUGH HIS INDWELLING SPIRIT ? 
(1 CORINTHIANS 14: 33)

WHY SHOULD I FEEL LIKE A FAILURE
WHEN I AM A CONQUEROR IN ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST ?  (ROMANS 8:37)

WHY SHOULD I BECOME SO ANXIOUS
WHEN I CAN TAKE COURAGE KNOWING THAT
JESUS HAS OVERCOME THE WORLD AND ITS TRIBULATIONS ? 
(JOHN 16: 33)
Sherry Brady '01
"not I, but Christ"
Galatians 2:20
FEAR NOT,
THE ANCHOR HOLDS
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Song playing is "The Anchor Holds"

I have journeyed through the long dark night
out on the open sea
By faith alone, sight unknown,
and yet His eyes were watching me

The anchor holds though the ship is battered
The anchor holds though the sails are torn
I have fallen on my knees as I faced the raging seas
but the anchor holds in spite of the storm

I've had visions and I've had dreams
Why I've even held them in my hands
But I never knew those dreams could slip right through
like they were only grains of sand

Oh, the anchor holds though the ship is battered
The anchor holds though the sails are torn
I have fallen on my knees as I faced the raging seas
Oh, the anchor holds in spite of the storm

Now I have been young
but I am older now
Oh, and there has been beauty these eyes have seen
But it was in the night when I faced the storms of my life
Oh, that's where God proved His love to me

The anchor holds though the ship is battered
The anchor holds though the sails are torn
I have fallen, fallen down on my knees
as I faced the raging seas
But the anchor holds, oh, in spite of the storm

I said I've fallen, fallen down on my knees
as I face the raging seas
but the anchor holds in spite of the storm






Hi Friend ~ The joy of the Lord to YOU !

Each page on this site has a story of something or someone that inspired me to write or create the things you will see or read on here.  I am slowly adding to the very bottom of each page a section like this that relates to those interested in knowing "the rest of the story" as our friend Paul Harvey says.  :  )  This is not to exalt myself... this is to glorify the Lord in sharing what He has done in my life and I trust you will be blessed.

This page actually came about as the result of a dream I had one night.  In it I was tied to an anchor and had been thrown into the dark waters.  I was struggling so hard to free myself from the ropes that had me bound to the anchor but I could not get free.  As I continued to do this, the anchor slowly turned around.  In the dream, I could then see the other side of the anchor.  On it was Jesus, hanging from the cross.  It was then that I quit struggling to free myself and knew that He had already done what I could not do.. free me... and that I was now bound to Him and had nothing to fear.  That is when peace swept over me and I was no longer afraid and struggling.  The top picture on this page is a representation of what I saw in the dream.

Although I had a picture and knew the song I wanted to use for this page, I did not have any idea of what else I was to put on here.  That was revealed to me shortly after, however, when I heard a man who was preaching for his first time in our church say that God tells us in His Word to fear not over 300 times.  From there the Lord provided what was to be put on this page.  I pray that you have found comfort and encouragement in what was shared.

May Our Lord bless you exceedingly above all that you can even think to hope for.  

Love in Christ,
Sherry
"not I, but Christ"
Galatians 2:20
Special thanks to Amy
for her help with the
background used on this page.

Be blessed, sis.

In memory of all those
who lost their lives in the
tragedy of Sept 11, 2001

God bless those who were injured
or lost loved ones on that tragic day.
May Our Father gather you in His loving
arms and grant you peace.
Father, we know that You are above all things and nothing happens that You are not aware of.  Many times we have trials and difficult times in our lives that seem so overwhelming. There is nothing that we go through that is uncommon to man even though we may feel so alone and hopeless at these times.  Yet we are not without hope for You are always with us, we need only to trust and believe in You.  As much as we dislike these trials, this is when our faith is exercised and becomes stronger than ever before.  I ask You, Father, to help us to remember that no matter what our eyes see going on around us, You are there and You are in control.  Your Word says each of us is given a measure of faith... help that faith to grow Lord... help us to have peace in the midst of the storm... let our hearts know what our eyes cannot see ... strengthen our resolve to remain strong even when we feel so weak ... and let us have that glimpse of hope when we begin to falter so that we can once again cling to Your promises.  I ask You to bless each person that visits this site and help each to do their share in furthering Your kingdom until You return for us.  More of You and less of me, Lord.  All glory, honor and praise to You.. In Jesus' precious name we ask these things.  Amen.
Thank you for visiting.  Please return often to see what is new and share this site with your friends.  Someone may just need a word of encouragement today.  Always Remember..
Jesus loves you !
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