The Anchor of Hope
All of us go through difficult times in our lives, and like a ship in a storm, we need help to remain steady. A ship has an anchor to help it hold steady, and the Bible says that the anchor of our soul is hope.
When you and I base our hope firmly on God and His Word, we may feel the wind and waves, but in the end we will not be moved.
During a storm, hope gives us the ability to look at things as they are and still be confident that something better is coming. That makes hope a very powerful and important quality for you and me to have—especially in times of trouble. In fact, I believe it’s the foundation that our faith must be built on.
No one—not even God—can promise that we will never have to deal with disappointment or trouble. But what’s important is that we never stop hoping. Maintaining a positive attitude and holding on to the hope we have in Christ puts us in a position to see God’s miracle-working power.
Prayer Starter: God, I put my hope in You. My faith in You and expectation of the great things You’re going to do in my life is my anchor in trying times.
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