God is an anchor of Hope
What does the word “hope” mean to you? People often confuse “hope” with wishing or dreaming, but Biblical hope is much more powerful than a wish or a dream. When God uses the word “hope,” He is talking about something certain that you can count on.
Hebrews 6:19 talks about God’s unchangeable nature and the certainty of His promises when it says, “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” You don’t have to be in a boat very long to realise that you can’t stay in one place without throwing out the anchor. Even on a calm day, you’ll drift. Like a boat without an anchor, the human soul also has a natural tendency to drift.
When your hope is not in God, your soul will be tossed to and fro by the storms of life. However, when you are anchored in God and His Word, your mind, will, and emotions can find a place of stability even in the worst of situation. Because God loves you so much, he doesn’t want you to struggle through the storms of life tormented by fear and anxiety. Instead, He wants you to be anchored to Him and alive with hope.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? I encourage you to reflect on Jesus. In this way the urgent things that hustle us around in everyday life will seem less pressing and less important. Fix your thoughts on Him for the sake of your soul. In Him alone our hope for eternity lies.
Prayer for today: God, in this moment I put my hope in You. I position myself to be anchored wholeheartedly in You.