Hope is an Anchor
Hebrews 6:19 – 20a states, “This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary. Jesus has already gone in there for us.”
Last month we established our need for Jesus, our anchor! The question I want to answer this month, is to what are we anchored? The imagery used here by the author of Hebrews is that of a ship entering into a harbor where it can securely drop anchor.
Our harbor is “God’s inner sanctuary.”
Jesus has already gone in there.
Jesus secures our anchor there.
Our hope is strong and trustworthy because we aren’t hoping in a theory. We aren’t hoping in a religious system. We aren’t hoping in doing enough, being enough, giving enough in order to prove ourselves acceptable to God.
No! Our hope is in the salvation Jesus secured for us (John 3:16, Romans 10:9). Our hope is in the reality that we can come boldly into the presence of God because of Christ (Hebrews 4:16). Our hope is in the promise that Christ “gives us eternal life, we will never perish; no one will snatch us out of His hand” (John 10:28).
Do you have this hope? Is your soul anchored in the knowledge of what Christ has done? Choose today to rest in the “harbor” of God’s gracious gift of His Son. Jesus, “who for the joy set before Him, endured the cross, scorning the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2).
May today we live as women who are anchored!
Anchored in our salvation.
Anchored in our secure position.
Anchored in our strong witness.
May these anchorings compel us to be bold and courageous!