THE ANCHOR OF HOPE

Hebrews 6:17-19

This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil. Hebrews 6:19

The writer of Hebrews drew a clear, concise point in encouraging us in “laying hold of the hope set before us” (Hebrews 6:18 NASB). He used an anchor as a word picture to emphasize his point: “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil” (Hebrews 6:19 NASB).

Most members of the early church understood how anchors were used to hold a ship firmly, not allowing it to drift far. However, even this analogy, when placed alongside the surety of God’s love, is limited and flawed.

Material anchors cannot hold us securely the way Jesus is committed to doing. When the storms arise, earthly anchors slip and drag along the bottom of the sea. But God is your eternal Anchor. He is your strong, immovable hope when the storms of life hit. You don’t have to worry about drifting off course as long as you are firmly anchored in Christ.

Will He ever let you go? No. Jesus loves you with an eternal love that is not bound by human desire, expectations, or possibilities. He is the true Anchor to your soul, One who is not earthbound, but One who extends to the very heart of God.

You don’t have to run for cover when the winds of doubt, low self-esteem, or discouragement blow. Nothing that touches your life is stronger than the power of the Cross.

Thank You, Father, for Your eternal love, which is not bound by human desires, expectations, or possibilities.

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