“This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek” Hebrews 6:19-20, NKJV.
An anchor is defined as heavy object attached to a rope or chain and used to moor a vessel to the sea bottom, typically one having a metal shank with a ring at one end for the rope and a pair of curved and/or barbed flukes at the other. It keeps ships from drifting or being pulled away. Therefore, the ship owner rests and puts their hope in their anchor to keep their ship, even in the midst of the biggest storm.
When the storms of life come. When you find they begin to rage the most. Jesus is your sure and stedfast hope. He is as sure and stedfast than even before the storm came. He is the Anchor of your soul.
Even when you don’t understand it all, trust Him. Like the two curved flukes on an anchor, one side holds by God’s promises and the other holds by His oath, which He also cannot lie. There is a sure consolation, a sure hope that is right there to hold you down, even at the bottom, your rock bottom. That’s what Jesus came for, and there is a hope that you can always look to in Him. Jesus went behind the veil, the holiest of holies, the mercy seat of God and secured salvation for those that receive Him. You are not anchored in a sea on earth, but He anchored you there in Heaven.
He won’t let you be taken away in the midst of what you ‘re experiencing. Nothing can move what Christ has done. He will keep you through it. He will carry you through it.
Prayer: Father, I feel like I can’t do this. But even deep at the bottom, Jesus is the Anchor of my soul! I have a sure hope in You and the Father is faithful to keep His Word. Help me to stand on Your Word and keep my eyes on You, as You carry me through the storm. You are my joy and peace that I yield to right now. I will see victory. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Study: Hebrews 6:13-20, Psalm 42:5