“This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek” Hebrews 6:19-20 NKJV.
When you see the word anchor, the one thing that should come to mind is a big piece of metal that is used to keep a ship from sailing away. Anchor can also be defined as a person or object that provides stability or confidence in an otherwise uncertain situation. Is that not what our hope in God does? We constantly face situations, which, through the eyes and understanding of man, are uncertain. This hope we have in God, brings about some form of certainty, confidence and peace that all will be well.
This hope needs to be both sure and steadfast. What does this mean? Well to be sure means to be completely confident in something or to believe that something is true beyond any doubt. Steadfast means to be resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering. Both definitions require one to not have doubt and to stand firm. That is what our hope needs to be for us as we face wave after wave of troubling circumstances. When we have this hope, we free our souls to enter that secret place with the Lord, there to receive peace and assurance that all will be well. After all, where else can we receive this peace if not from the One who has gone before us?
Father, you are the key to my hope, without You it is meaningless and useless. Father, it is through You and You alone that I am able to withstand the wildest of storms and so I keep my eyes fixed on You. Amen