Robert Griffith | 29 June 2024
Robert Griffith
29 June 2024


Hebrews 6:19  “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.”

We used to sing a great old hymn years ago which obviously was inspired by this verse in Hebrews. The opening line is “Will your anchor hold in the storms of life?” The answer comes in the chorus:

We have an anchor that keeps the soul
Steadfast and sure while the billows roll,
Fastened to the Rock which cannot move,
Grounded firm and deep in the Saviour’s love.

Our hope in Christ is like an anchor for our soul.  It keeps us firm and secure through the storms of doubt, delay, and disaster.  Life is challenging, but God says we are “ … more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” (Romans 8:37)

Think about that for a moment. If we are “more than conquerors” in Christ, then we really have nothing to fear and nothing to overcome that He has not already conquered in our behalf! No wonder John writes this:

1 John 5:4-5  “… for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.”

Like an anchor, His love is immovable and holds us firmly on course even when our lives are battered.  The writer of Hebrews illustrated that truth in the life of Abraham.  In verse 15, he tells us “Abraham waited patiently, and he received what God had promised.”  When you do the math, Abraham was 75 years old when God called him and promised him a son.  Isaac was born when he was 100 years old.  Twenty-five years is a long time to wait. How long have you been waiting for God to come through?

The time that lapses between when a promise is given and when it is fulfilled can be very challenging. As the years pass, doubt creeps in and makes us wonder if we really heard from God.  Is He there?  When will He fulfill what He promised?  What do I do?  This is when you experience the anchor that holds you and keeps hope alive because the promise that was made to you was made by God.  The preceding verse in Hebrews 6:18 says, “… it is impossible for God to lie.”

Are you experiencing a storm today? Stay fastened to the Rock which cannot move – the only hope that can keep you firm and secure. Make His promises your anchor today.

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