Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Anchor of Your Soul

We have all been ‘in the same boat,’ with cloudy thinking about hope. The common view of hope in our culture is quite different from Christian hope. If you live by cultural hope, you will have a boatful of wishful thinking, and what you hope for will sometimes happen, and sometimes not.

However, Christian hope is based on the Bible – God’s unchanging Word. By patiently relying on what God says, you will have all the hope necessary with all the certainty you will ever need. The Apostle Paul states the source of hope.

“Everything that was written in the past was written to teach us,
So that through endurance and the encouragement of Scripture
We might have hope.”
(Romans 15:4)

When we live with biblical hope, we have an anchored life. We are held steady in the midst of any storm. Because hope is often misunderstood, an accurate understanding of the meaning of hope is crucial. The Bible says that when your hope is anchored in God, He will teach you His truth and lead you in the way you should go. This prayer is yours to claim:

“Guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my Savior,
and my hope is in you all day long.”
Psalm 25:25)

June Hunt

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