From Naomi: Perhaps you’ve heard hope is an anchor for our souls. It’s part of a rather popular worship song. There are bracelets and home décor featuring anchors for this very reason.
But are you familiar with the first part of this scripture? Let’s take a moment to dig into this passage from Hebrews 6:17-20 (NIV):
“Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.”
When we talk about hope being an anchor for our souls, it’s imperative that we know WHO that hope is anchored in. I know it can be tempting to gloss over a portion of scripture – especially when it’s one we are familiar with – but let these truths sink in and saturate your soul:
Re-read those truths if you need to. Let them become the pure and lovely you’re dwelling on.
It is easy to speak of hope anchoring our souls when the winds are still. But when the waves are pounding and the storm is surging, we must be more conscious of WHO our hope is anchored in, than hope itself. Jesus, the high priest. God, who cannot lie. That is WHO our hope is anchored in. He is unchanging. His love never fails. And our hope in Him can never disappoint.
Father, I thank You that Your Word does not return void, but accomplishes that which it was sent forth to do! Thank You for preserving Your Word, and for Holy Spirit who guides us in all truth. Father, I ask that You would be with each person reading this post. That Holy Spirit would minister peace to their spirits, joy to their hearts, and hope to their souls. Thank You for Jesus, our High Priest – who promised to never leave nor forsake us! Thank You for Your faithfulness, and that in You our hope is secure. Set our mind on You this day, and show us how we can surrender to the hope found in You alone. Make us conduits of blessing and hope to others, and allow us to bring You glory! In the Name of Jesus.
“However motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle.” Valerie Harper