“Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul…” Hebrews 6:17-19a, NKJV.
An anchor is defined as a 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 shipowner 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 steadfast hope. He is as sure and steadfast as even before the storm came. He’s 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 God’s oath that He swore by Himself that cannot lie. At your highest. At your lowest. Even at the bottom, there’s an anchor for you. That’s what Jesus came for to give you hope of mercy, favor, and blessing that you can always hold on to.
Prayer: Father, thank You that 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. You are my joy and peace that I yield to right now. I will always move on my behalf and give me victory! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Study: Hebrews 6:13-19, John 16:33