Hebrews 6:19, “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure…”
You own a million-dollar yacht. You are near an island that only small crafts can access, so you board a smaller vessel to take you to shore. Now imagine if you decided that anchoring the yacht was unnecessary, that it would be there when you returned. No one would take that chance with such an expensive boat because there’s a 100% chance it would go adrift!
Our lives are like that valuable craft. We are created by God, and He doesn’t want us to drift. But, without the true anchor for our souls — Jesus — we can easily be pulled by currents, surprised by sudden storms, susceptible to the winds of relativity and the waves of bitterness and pain. He is what keeps us moored to a life of purpose and joy; He is our certainty in the face of an unknown future.
We’re all in the same boat — our circumstances may vary, but our basic needs are the same, and none of us immune to life’s difficulties. So, what is your anchor? What do you cling to when trouble strikes? Placing our future hope in anything other than Christ eventually fails. Place your faith in God’s promises and trust in His amazing love. When you do, smooth sailing isn’t assured — the water will be rough at times – but you can be confident that you’ll not only survive the storm, but thrive in this one and only life!
Are you feeling “adrift” in any areas of your life? What is one step of obedience you can take to tether that part of your life to Christ?
Lord Jesus, I place my hope in your strength and unfailing love. Anchor me when I begin to drift. Pull me into the safety of Your arms and guide me along Your path of righteousness. Amen.