Monday, October 8, 2018

Cast Your Anchor

By Andrea Merrell

This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, 
both sure and steadfast. 
Hebrews 6:19 NKJV

I’m not much of a boat lover, and I don’t know a lot about the mechanics of boating. But I do know an anchor is necessary to keep you from drifting aimlessly about, especially in strong winds and currents. This heavy device is needed to keep a vessel firmly in place.

But there is an anchor of a different type—an anchor for our soul. Something that keeps us steadfast, sure and steady in a tumultuous world. That anchor is hope, an unseen cord that connects us to heaven.

When the rough seas of life look as if they’re about to take us under, all we have to do is look up and hold tight to that cord and the hand of the Savior.

Hope—that feeling of trust and expectation—keeps us going no matter the circumstances. Hope and faith go hand in hand. Hebrews 11: 6 tells us that without faith, it is impossible to please God. Faith comes by hearing, receiving, and believing the Word. And with faith comes hope.

When a boat begins to drift, the taut rope of the anchor pulls the vessel back into proper position. When our thoughts—and sometimes our words and actions—drift away from the Lord, that anchor of our soul gives a gentle tug and pulls us safely back into the Savior’s loving arms.

If you’re drifting aimlessly, cast your anchor of hope. You will find the peace, purpose, and stability you have been searching for.

(Photo courtesy of and renjith krishnan.)


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