Hebrews 6:19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil,
The world we live in is a discouraging one, a hopeless one. People put their hope in everything but God- The President, politicians, the government, doctors, medicine, the economy, the stock market, family, or friends. When those things let them down, they lose hope. And hope is not something you want to lose. Hope deferred makes the heart sick. (Proverbs 13:12)
I recently read a post by a very heart sick lady who had given birth to a still born baby. She started it by saying, “My baby died, and took my hope with him.” She was angry with God and angry that she would now be entering back into the workforce instead of becoming a stay at home mom. I feel for her. I’m saddened that she lost her son, but what’s most heartbreaking is the fact that her hope was in her unborn child.
I’m so thankful that no matter what’s going on in my life I never have to feel hopeless because my hope is in the only thing that will never let me down. The hope I have in Jesus is an anchor for my soul.
An anchor on a ship prevents it from drifting away. The winds may blow and the waves might beat against the ship, but if the ship’s anchor holds, the ship will be safe.
Socrates once said “A ship ought not to trust to one anchor, nor life to one hope.”
Socrates was wrong. Maybe not about the ship part, but he totally missed it on the life part. All we need is one anchor if our anchor is Jesus. If our hope is in Him we’ll never be let down. When I had to deliver my son still born it was hard, but not hopeless. I was full of hope… hope that I would see him again some day, hope that he was in the arms of my savior, hope that I would never have to go through the loss of a child again.
My favorite part of Hebrews 6:19 is that it lets us know where hope leads us. Hope brings us to the place within the veil, the most holy place in the temple, which now represents heaven. When we have hope in Jesus it’s like we are casting an anchor up into heaven and the flukes of it grab onto the very throne of God… and that thing ain’t movin. So Fling your anchor upwards to the place behind the veil and your soul will remain steadfast and steady, regardless of your circumstances. Hope will see you into the very presence of God.
- My soul is anchored to the very throne of God.
- After I wrote this I went to change out of my PJs and into my regular clothes and the first shirt I saw had an anchor on it. I went with it.
- That even on the most difficult day of my life, I still had hope.
- The Lord is good to those who put their home in Him. (Lam 3:25)
- I will see Felix again!
- He is in the arms of my savior!
- How different my life is now than it was 6 months ago.
- My mother in law sent me a beautiful text about Felix… “He’s just a veil away.”
- Got an awesome tex from Josh too… “The worst day of your life is the first day in your testimony.”
- Josh got up earlier than me today and didn’t make a peep. I slept soundly until my alarm went off.
- Had time to wash and dry my hair this morning.
- Beau always comes to hang out with me and go through my makeup box when I’m getting ready.
- Pants head. A character Josh used to do for Gus… now Gus does it for Beau.
- Two happy, screaming, running around with pants on their heads kids.
- Beau’s big girl bed came today!
- Her dresser came assembled.
- Played Disney Scene It with Gus tonight. His first real board game.
- Josh got to come home and hang out with us for a few hours before heading to the conference tonight.
- A favorite for dinner tonight. Black bean burritos.
- Another quiet evening to myself.
- Picked out the dates for our 10 year anniversary trip!!
- Got to check off lots of things on my work to do list.
- Pastor Roy Evans is celebrating his birthday today! He married Josh and I and gave Josh his first real job.
- The specific things God gave me to pray over my family today. Thank you Pastor Hayford for helping me grow in my prayer life.
- Great message on worship by Olen Griffing.
- In Christ Alone.