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Hebrews 6:19 (KJV) Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; 

I have had the pleasure of being at sea a few times in my life. Aboard the boat, near the bow (that is the most forward part of the ship), a large chain can often be found. The links of this chain can be massive, the weight of which requires powerful machinery to lift! A chain of this sort plays an important role; it attaches the proud vessel to its anchor. 

Regardless of the ship’s greatness, it is in great danger of drifting away at sea without an anchor. No man desires to board a vessel without an anchor; the people on board could never have peace about their safety. You see, an anchor provides a sense of security to the passengers onboard. The anchor is rarely ever used, but when needed, the value of its presence is immense. When the storm comes, the billows roll, or the fog settles thick, the captain cannot navigate, or the ship is near the shore and needs to be stayed, the anchor indeed becomes a necessity! 

This anchor provides hope of great safety to those on board. Every person needs this surety in their own lives. As an anchor for the soul, hope is desperately needed as we pass through the storms of life. God makes his anchor available to all; should we receive it, we can approach life with great hope. Sometimes life is pleasant and fun. Other times life is complicated and frustrating. Either way, through our trust in Jesus Christ, we can proceed in safety!

Our faith in Christ does not exist only for hard times; we depend upon God at all times. He is gracious and merciful; he promised he would never leave us nor forsake us. In his great wisdom, God made this promise, understanding that we need an anchor at all times. We need Jesus Christ when we are well. We need Jesus Christ when we are sick. We often think the anchor is only necessary when the storm is raging. But the great ship which sits in calm seas close to the rocks is still in danger of drifting too close to shallow shores. A strong anchor will prevent this from occurring. 

Yet, in times of danger, the anchor proves itself to be most helpful. It can both prevent from drifting into trouble and hold the ship sure during intense storms. Securing the craft with an anchor saves lives! Failing to use the anchor could cost lives. As such, hope in Jesus Christ saves souls. The soul that sinneth, it shall surely die, and that without hope. Yet, the soul that trusteth in Christ obtains a blessed hope that is steadfast and sure. 

Some have an anchor that fails to save; only Jesus saves. The Bible tells us clearly, “there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” We must sail through life with the correct anchor; it would be terrible to be found at sea with a faulty anchor. We also do not want to wait too late, while sailing through life, to take hold of the anchor for our souls. Men often wait until they are perplexed, then suddenly they reach for any anchor, hoping it will suffice. They may find their anchor insufficient for the day of trouble, but Jesus Christ desires that we always cast our cares upon him, for he careth for us. When crisis enters our lives and the billows begin to roll, we should be anchored steadfastly to Christ. This is hope in the day of adversity. Christ is the Rock of our salvation. Thus the anchor is sure, and the Rock on which it is anchored is solid! Our lives can remain faithful in Christ. I pray that every boy and every girl who reads or hears these words will decide soon and young to place their hope in Christ, the anchor for their soul. 


Hebrews 6:19 (KJV) Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;    

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