"The Anchor of Our Hope"

May 26, 2022 | By Chuck

  I remember fishing with my grandfather and dad when I was a young boy. My grandfather would take us out in the boat to the best spot and then he’d drop the anchor overboard. That anchor provided stability for us. No matter how hard the wind blew or how rough the water was, we were anchored in that place. We all need an anchor in our lives. We need that steady and stabilizing force that keeps us grounded no matter the conditions and circumstances around us.

            The current climate of our modern culture is concerning with all of the violence and immorality that we see. When I received word of the recent elementary school mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, I was heartbroken. I was sad but not really surprised. What do we do? How do we process a tragedy like this? How do we move forward and live without fear? We need an anchor. In fact, it’s during the darkest and most difficult times that we realize our need the most for an anchor.

            When I hear of such tragedies on a regular basis, I’m so thankful for the anchor of my hope. My anchor is my hope. My hope is the result of my relationship with Jesus and anchors my soul for eternity with Him. My hope anchors me through the most difficult storms in this life. I can lean upon and rest in my hope in Jesus no matter how difficult life becomes. Like so many, I have endured tough times in my life and was only able to successfully navigate those rough waters because of the anchor of my hope. Without that anchor of hope, I’m not sure what you do or where you go. In good times and bad times, we all need the anchor of hope that’s only found in Jesus.

            “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!  According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you” (I Pet. 1:3-4).