An Anchor for the Soul – Beloved Women – June 4, 2020

READ: “We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain.” (Hebrews 6:19 ESV)

TODAY’S ENCOURAGEMENT: I glanced at my flashing phone. It was yet another earthquake very close to our shores. This sudden and unusual increase in seismic activity has everyone skittish, and the underlying current of fear threatens to overflow at any time. But, it’s not just us. People everywhere are desperate for hope as wars, rumors of wars, natural disasters and increasing violence trigger fear and desperation globally.

How does one remain steady and calm amid this surging sea of fear? Where does one find hope?  Hebrews 6:19 steers our fear-tossed hearts to a sure and steadfast Anchor of the soul. His name is Jesus.  Christ sits in the very presence of God, and having made atonement for our sins, and bestowing upon us His righteousness, offers us eternal life. This life which begins the moment we place our faith in Christ is fueled through the Holy Spirit by God’s precious promises and filled with hope of God’s presence with us now and forever. It is a hope that cannot be shaken because it is fixed in God Himself.

So, today, when fear floods your heart, remember where your hope is fastened and rest in the peace that Christ died to give us.

PRAY: Dear Heavenly Father, Sometimes, I get so worried and my hope feels thin. Help me to remember that my hope is fixed in You. Thank you that nothing can ever separate me from Your love. I know that You have a good plan and that it cannot fail. Please bless me with peace and calm today. In Jesus Christ’s Name, I pray, Amen.

REFLECT: Is your hope fixed on Jesus or in material things?

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