Have you ever seen the anchor of a giant ship? Back when cruises were something people did, I remember seeing a cruise ship’s massive anchor and marveling at how heavy it must be. It turns out that a cruise ship anchor can weight about 28,000 pounds!
Whether you’re enjoying calm waters or in the middle of a storm, you need a strong anchor for your soul that can hold tight. Are you, like me, sometimes tempted to trust in lightweight anchors like the approval of others, a fun event on the calendar, or the next purchase you want to make?
These anchors won’t hold us through the tough times. True anchors are strong. Anchors are immovable. Anchors provide stability when life around us is turbulent. We have such an anchor described in Hebrews 6:
“We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.” (Hebrews 6:19-20)
Our hope in Christ is a sure and steadfast anchor for our soul. The rest of this verse might sound like a bunch of confusing religious talk with big words and a long name. But the author of Hebrews is basically saying this: our hope rests on the work Jesus has done to reconcile us to God.
Because of His sacrifice for us on the cross, we are brought into a relationship with God. We are declared righteous because Jesus was righteous in our place and took the penalty our sin deserved.
What Christ has done for us can never been taken away. In Christ, we have every spiritual blessing now and forever. (Ephesians 1:3-14). This is our hope – the anchor our souls can hold on to in the most ferocious storm.
Are your circumstances tossing you haphazardly? What can you cling to that will never fail or waver? I haven’t found anything in my life more steadfast than the promises of my Heavenly Father fulfilled in my Savior. Jesus is our sure and steadfast anchor, and He’s the only anchor we need.
No matter what we face this week, we have a sure and steadfast anchor for our souls.Share