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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Anchored Hope


The boat is swaying back and forth

as the wind increases

as the current grows stronger,

yet there is

no anxiety

&

no fear

because

HOPE

isn't in the wind and

HOPE

isn't in the current

because

HOPE

is in the

ANCHOR

that is not seen

because it is

below the water

doing what it is designed to do.

ANCHORED~

Comforted.

Gripped.

Protected.

Secure.

The ANCHOR is of no use

if it isn't attached to the boat.

What does the boat put its HOPE in when it needs to be at rest?

The ANCHOR.

The storms come

&

the wind gusts

&

the current increases

in your life & in my life,

so

where do you & where do I

put our

HOPE

when we need to be

Comforted

Gripped

Protected

Secure

and at Rest?

"A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped.

Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke HIM and said to HIM,

'Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?'

HE got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves,

'Quiet! Be still!' Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.

HE said to His disciples,

'Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?'"

(Mark 4:35-40)

THE FAITH OF HOPE~

"We have this HOPE as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure..." (Hebrews 6:19).

Our HOPE is ANCHORED

"upward in heaven, not down in the ground;

and we are anchored to move on, not to stand still" (David Guzik)

So we don't look into the terrifying seas

to the ANCHOR

that is on the ocean floor,

instead

"we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen,

since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal" (2 Corinthians 4:18)

Anxiety is gone & fear is gone,

when what appears to be a disaster ready to happen

as we are fixed off the hopelessness

and

"constantly rejoicing in HOPE [because of our confidence in CHRIST],

steadfast and patient in distress,

devoted to prayer [continually seeking wisdom, guidance, and strength] (Romans 12:12).

Oh our HOPE that is unseen yet seen in HIM

on our way to where HE is taking us

whether it is

through the storm

in the storm

or out of the storm

for

"Such HOPE [in GOD'S promises] never disappoints us, because GOD'S love has been abundantly poured out within our hearts through the HOLY SPIRIT who was given to us" (Romans 5:5)

Because

"ALL MY HOPE IS IN JESUS" (listen to the song below)


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