Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;
We have an Anchor of Hope! Life can often be turbulent in the world we live in. It seems as if in an instant, calm sailing can be disrupted by the most violent hurricane upon the sea of our emotions. No wonder it seems as if the ambition and drive of today’s generation has faded into despair and despondency. We are tossed about on life’s sea with no hope. The attitude often seems to be, “Oh well, what difference will it make.” How discouraging that must be to those following us.
We have an Anchor of Hope. The Book of Hebrews says that anchor is both sure and steadfast. It is sure. There is no doubt. That anchor, the hope we have in Jesus Christ is sure. He is still on the Throne and in complete control. Although it sometimes seems as if there is no control anywhere, yet is sure that Jesus Christ is still on the throne. It may not appear as if He is and it may not feel as if He is, but it is sure. Jesus Christ is still on the throne and still in complete control of our lives.
He said in Hebrews 6:19 that hope is an anchor and He said that hope enters into that within the veil. The thing that was inside the veil was the Ark of the Covenant with the two Cherubim above the Ark. He said that He would speak to us from off of the Mercy Seat and between the two cherubim. So when I lay hold of this hope and embrace it, I have a direct route into the place where God Himself speaks to me.
In Mark the fourth chapter the disciples were at sea by the appointment of Jesus Himself and He was in the ship with them when a storm came up. The disciples were sure that they were going to perish. In the midst of all their stress and fear they did a right thing and cast their hope into Jesus. Jesus arose and said to the storm, “Peace be still.” The Bible says that the wind cased and there was a great calm.
Lord, teach us to cast our anchor of hope into thee in the storms of life!
Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God: