We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain.
The idea of an anchor is something that stabilizes you, something that does not allow you to move when you go on a boat, when you go out fishing, or when you’re just hanging out on even a sandbar. You have to throw your anchor overboard to stabilize or Park the boat in the water so that the currents don’t take it and you don’t go astray. So this verse says we have this hope as an anchor for the soul. And so that speaks to the power of hope.
We get to have the faith that we have because it is the hope for what we cannot see. Faith isn’t what we can see. It’s what we cannot see. And the only way that we can have the ability to move past what we cannot see or believe or cannot see is to have hope that the Word of God is alive and true and that the Word of God is still relevant today. As it was 2000 years ago, Jesus was the Word of God made flesh. All of that is what we put our hope in. And that is what is anchored in our faith. So hope is one of the most beautiful yet powerful emotions. That we can feel. So whatever you need, whatever you’re hoping for, whatever you’re putting your faith in, you hold on to your hope. You cast your anchor overboard, and you stand firm in that hope that you are anchored in your faith, knowing that the promises God has spoken over your life are yours and nothing on this earth. Nothing can take that away from you.
Father God, we thank you, Lord, we thank You that You are so good and that we get to have this hope that is the anchor of our soul. We get to know that our faith is in you, that our hope and what you say over our lives comes through because you are the God of principle, and what you say you never take back, and so because of that, we get to stand firm, we get to stand secure, because hope is our anchor, and faith is our banner, and we love you for it. We thank you for it. We thank you for blessing us. We thank you for being there when we cannot see you; we feel you. We ask that you bless this beautiful Wednesday, who is in your holy name that we pray. Amen.