Hope is finding the Anchor for the Storms of Life:
In biblical terms, hope is closely allied with faith.
The writer of Hebrews tells us that, faith is “the assurance of things hoped for” (Hebrews 11:1). Hope, therefore, is the object upon which we direct our focus and energies.
To the Christian, hope is the knowledge that we are being changed for the better as we trust in God’s promises (Romans 8:28). It is the conviction that no matter the circumstances, God’s plans for our lives are “for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11b NLT).
The Bible is full of examples of men and women who hoped in God’s promises. The patriarch Abraham is held up for believers as a model of hope.
You see, Abraham’s hope wasn’t in his own ability to father a child. It was rooted in a trustworthy, unchangeable God, and in His eternal promises.
The writer of Hebrews explains that God wants us to take encouragement from His character and hope in Him (Hebrews 6:16-18). In fact, the Scriptures describe this hope “… as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast” (Hebrews 6:19a).
What can cause our hope to go sour? Often, we hope in the wrong things. It’s so easy to place our hope in the wrong things. It’s so easy to place our hope in this material world — what we can see, taste, touch, and feel. These things are controllable to us. But God says His kingdom is not of this world (John 18:36). In fact, the things of this world do not provide a firm foundation for our lives (Colossians 2:8).
Only when we look to the truly firm foundation for living — Jesus Christ — will we find a hope that can anchor our souls.
Don’t ever loose your Hope, Hope will see you through the tough times, Hope will bring you to Truth, and the Truth will set you free……