March 29, 2017

An Anchor for Your Soul

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“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” Hebrews 6:19 (NIV) 

Our hope in Christ is like an anchor for the soul.  It keeps us firm and secure through the storms of doubt, delay, dismay and disaster.  Life is challenging, but God says we are:

“ … more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” Romans 8:37 (NIV)

Like an anchor, His love is immovable and holds us firmly on course even when our lives are battered. The writer of Hebrews illustrated that truth in the life of Abraham.  In verse 15, he tells us:

“Abraham waited patiently, and he received what God had promised.”  

When you do the math, Abraham was 75 years old when God called him and promised him a son.  Yet, Isaac wasn’t born until Abraham was 100 years old.  25 years is a long time to wait. The time that lapses between when a promise is made and when it is fulfilled is the most challenging. As the years pass, doubt and dismay creep in and make us wonder if we really heard from God.  Is He there?  When will He fulfill what He promised?  What do I do?  If you turn to God with your doubts, you experience an anchor that holds you and keeps hope alive because the promise that was made to you was made by God.  The preceding verse in Hebrews 6:18 says,

“… it is impossible for God to lie.”  

Are you experiencing a storm today? Stay tethered to the only hope that can keep you secure and steadfast.