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Anchor your soul

“We should not moor a ship with one anchor, or our life with one hope.”

- Epictetus

Hebrews 6:19 (NASB)- This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil...

I have worked for over three decades. I recall two different occasions when two different supervisors (one male and one female) mentioned to me that I am a hopeful person. I say why do you say that? They both said that I use the word “hope” often. They highlighted that my use of this word hope also helped them believe that the assignment they gave to me would be accomplished. Weird, right? I never gave much thought to this conversation until recently.

The word hope is defined in the Merriam Webster dictionary as to desire with expectation of obtainment or fulfillment. It seems in my subconscious, I always hope and believe in others. It seems that this hope anchored my soul. That no matter if a storm came and shifted my anchor, I faced a difficult situation or assignment, my soul (heart, mind, and body) would eventually anchor on hope. Hope keeps you steady. I now realize that hope is part of my faith, my belief system.

Hope to me is a gift from God. It is the assurance that God will do what he said he will do. No matter how long it takes. Hebrews 6:11 says, “And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end.” I ask, what do you hope for? Are you anchored on hope? Today’s verse reminds us that hope is the anchor to our soul, it is sure and steadfast and it enters within the veil. I encourage you to read Hebrews 6 today. Hope it anchors your soul.

Dear God,

Thank you for the reminder that Hope steadies our soul. I pray that all your children remember that hope is the anchor to their soul. It is sure, steadfast and enters within the veil. I ask this in your son Jesus’ name. Amen!

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