“Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which entereth into that within the veil” (Hebrews 6:19).
The anchor of the soul referred to in this passage of Scripture is hope. This is not the hope of the wicked world we live in but the hope founded on God’s promise to keep, bless and govern those who trust Him. Biblical hope is not wishful thinking or an optimistic outlook; rather, it is a confident expectation based on the certainty of God’s Word that as He has anchored us in the past, so He will in the future.
This hope alone is our anchor in the storms falling on the earth at the present time. The writer of Hebrews admonished, “Be not slothful (slow, sluggish), but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises” (Hebrews 6:12).
God made an oath to the “heirs of promise”—all those who are in Christ. He made this oath in order to end all striving—all doubts—so that “we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us” (Hebrews 6:18).
Here is our hope: God has sworn to fulfill His promises and it is impossible for God to lie!
He kept His word to Abraham and He will keep His word to you as you trust Him. We need strong consolation in these troubled times.
After all is said and done—and all the sermons on hope have been preached—it comes down to this: Are we willing to commit all into His hands—to rest in His Word—and to stand without wavering in the love of God, fully convinced that His promises to you will be fulfilled?
“Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise” (Hebrews 10:35-36).