Hello everyone. Today we’re talking about Hebrews 6:18. In the book of First Timothy, Paul use the word hope. “I hope to come and see you, Timothy.” Paul’s statement was one of wishful thinking, right?
The type of hope we’re talking about today and in this 30 days of hope is different than wishful thinking. Our biblical understanding of hope is that it is a confident expectation of the goodness of God. Hope aligns with what Oral Roberts often said: “Something good is going to happen to you in the future or today!”.
Hebrews 6:18 encourages believers to seize hold of the hope laid before us as an anchor of the soul. There is an active, participatory action on our part that true hope requires.
Please don’t mistake wishful thinking as an anchor for the soul. Your soul consists of your mind, your will, and your emotions. An anchor for your soul (your mind, will and emotions) must be firm and strong.
During storms of life, such as what we’re all going through right now with COVID-19, we desperately need a firm, strong anchor for our souls.
The only thing that can anchor us is truth found scripture. The promise of God’s word is that through Christ there is eternal, unchanging hope. Something good is coming for us! In spite of everything we see and the negative reports we read, we choose hope as the anchor of our souls, firm and secure.
My encouragement to you today is choose hope as the anchor for your soul. Make the mental, active decision to choose hope today. Say to youself, “Today, I receive hope. It anchors me, it grounds me, and it keeps me secure no matter what happens around me.”