Hope is Your Anchor
The Lord has told His people countless of times that we will experience trials and tribulations on this earth. Can you already attest to that? The Lord also has told us that this earthly place is temporary. Heaven is our destination! How beautiful does that sound? In the scripture above the Lord tells you to hold unswervingly to the hope you profess. Profess means to claim openly, or to declare. Holding on to the promises of our King. That can be hard to do with all that is going wrong in your life. I have a secret for you today. Hope is actually your way out! Using your own words is a way to escape. Professing out loud “ Lord I trust you, my hope is in you.” Declaring that helps you to hold onto your hope. Your words have power, and speaking negative, or false affirmations can impact your well being. One scripture that wrecks my life on this topic is ........
This is a powerful scripture. Read verse 17 again. As co-heirs with Christ we will experience some suffering, but we will also share in His glory. You should not be afraid of your tials because you are His heirs, His child. Meaning you have the power of the Lord to help you through. You have the almighty on your side, so anchor your hope in Him. He has promised you so much, and He is faithful! Where is you hope anchored today? Is it anchored in your money, your husband, your boyfriend, your job, your friends, your mother, your father, or yourself?
Set your hope on the one who is the everlasting God. Wait on him, it is not always easy, but give Him your best yes!