hope is an anchor

We who have found safety with him are greatly encouraged to hold firmly to the hope placed before us. We have this hope as an anchor for our lives. [Hebrews 6:19 GNT]

In the natural, an anchor prevents a boat from drifting due to winds or currents because it connects the vessel to the bed of the body of water. Likewise hope is what connects us to the reality of God. Hope is what keeps us grounded and prevents us from spiritual drifting. It is why hope is essential.

Yet this hope is not like the tenuous 'hope so' verbiage that folks often speak of. This hope is all about the very nature of God. We hope in our own resurrection from death because we believe that God is one who brings life from death. Hope anchors us to the essence of who God is.

I believe that Isaiah embraced this form of hope when he wrote:
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Help us Lord, when life seems out of control, to remember the safety that we have found in you.

... this devotion is part of a series from the book of Hebrews.


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