MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11
“Therefore, we who have fled to Him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls.”
Hebrews 6:18-19 (NLT2)
ANCHOR OF HOPE
Pastor Ronnie Miller writes, “As I was watching the weather warnings run across the TV screen, I began to think about how we go through life’s storms without any warnings. Each one of the storms we go through are painted a different color of severity, Green, Yellow, Orange and Red. It could be that a Green storm is trouble getting ready for work or maybe just a trip to the grocery store and find that you have misplaced the car keys or your wallet. A Yellow storm could be a bump up in traffic or maybe the car won’t start and you are going to be late for a very important appointment. An Orange storm could be having an accident where you or a family member gets hurt or maybe has a health emergency such as a heart attack or some other life-threatening trauma. The Red storm, life just stops, nothing else seems to matter when it hits. News of a loved one who just died unexpectedly or was killed in an accident.”
The author of Hebrews is writing to people who have come running to Jesus in the midst of all types of storms. And the author is assuring them that they can have “great confidence” that God is a trustworthy “anchor for our souls.” One of the ways Webster’s defines “anchor” is something that holds an object firmly. We most often think of an anchor holding a boat in place. However, the Bible teaches that God holds our souls in place.
Mike reminded us on Sunday that life is stormy, and my soul will drift without a strong anchor. We will take the rest of the week to review some of the truths found in Hebrews 6 about this anchor for our soul. In the meantime, what are some of the storms you feel you are facing? Hebrews 6 talks about hope as an anchor for our souls. How can God give you hope in the storms you are facing?