A Poem, A Journal and A Gentle Breeze

Shoba Ranjitsingh   |   April 5, 2023 

One of the highlights of my week is my weekly online get-together with my friends to study the Bible. We each study inductively during the week, me in Auckland, New Zealand and they in the United States. Then we discuss our insights when we meet online midweek. Our leader is an excellent teacher of the Word who teaches with warmth, thoroughness and creativity.

This year we are studying the book of Hebrews and Diane, one of the discussion group leaders, wrote this poem as she reflected on this verse from Hebrews 6.

"We have this hope as an anchor for the soul." Hebrews 6:19

I was extremely encouraged by Diane’s imagery and choice of words and so I asked her if I could share it here.

Do take time to read and reflect on it. If you can, grab a cup of tea, your Bible, and a journal and find a spot on your balcony or garden, with a gentle breeze!


The Anchor for My Soul

By Diane Grossenbacher


I am a broken vessel

I often lose my way

Off course I sometimes find myself

To You I humbly pray.


I drift, I fear, I worry

When storms come in my path

When I rely upon myself

It only brings me wrath.


Grateful that I know You,

My High Priest and my God

I need not worry in the storms

To others this is odd.


You are the one I long for

My life You want to grip

You’re steadfast and unshakable

The Captain of my ship.


You’re the rudder with direction

Of this I can rely

I trust in you with all my heart

My needs you will supply.


When my sails have been torn

I quickly drift to You

You are the rock I stand upon

Because I know You’re true.


Promises to Abraham

You cannot tell a lie

You know the inmost of my heart

Of that I can’t deny.


You’ll guard my soul until the end

Salvation is assured

One day I will be heaven bound

My walk with Christ matured.


I am a new creation,

You have made me whole

Thank you, Lord, for all you do

You’re the anchor for my soul.


(Inspired by Hebrews 6)


Photo by Chris Lawton on Unsplash

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Shoba Ranjitsingh

Shoba Ranjitsingh is an architect, writer and proud mom and grandma. Shoba is a Chennai girl who now lives in New Zealand with her husband Ranjit. She works in a primary school and enjoys leading and writing women's Bible studies, meeting friends for coffee, second-hand books and handmade cards.

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One comment on “A Poem, A Journal and A Gentle Breeze”

  1. Thank you for sharing the great promise and the lovely poem. I am going through a stormy period and know that
    Jesus is my anchor, but sometimes it does not feel real. This poem is so full of reassurance.

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