An Anchor For My Soul

Leah DiPascal

Day: 21 | Plan: Leviticus-Hebrews

Today's Reading: Hebrews 6

Hebrews 6:19-20 (NIV) “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.”

Has someone ever broken a promise to you that’s left your heart all mangled up inside?

Maybe the memory of that broken promise resurfaces from time to time—stirring up old emotions, challenging your security in the relationship and causing you to lose hope in that person all over again. 

In today’s reading of Hebrews 6, we learn that God is the author of promises and makes an oath by His own name to keep them. (Hebrews 6:17) Because God is Truth He does not lie. Because God is not a human like us, He does not change His mind or go back on His Word. (Numbers 23:19)

The hope we have in Jesus and the promises of eternal life keep our souls firmly anchored while we’re tossed around by this world’s engulfing problems.

Jesus’ fulfillment of God’s promises to love, redeem and restore us in relationship with the Father provides unwavering security for our hearts to hold onto.

Today, you can have full confidence in knowing God is trustworthy in all His promises and faithful in all He does. (Psalm 145:13b)

You never have to worry or wonder if Jesus will one day change His salvation plan, leaving you all alone to pick up the pieces of your life, and go on without Him.

You can rest in the assurance of knowing the sacred vow God made to you is binding. Forever. He will never make a promise and not fulfill it. (Numbers 23:19b) And no matter how many promises God has made, they are all “yes” and “amen” in Christ Jesus for His glory. (2 Corinthians 1:20)

Friend, my prayer is that these truths give you courage to press forward and persevere in whatever challenges you’re facing today. To hold onto the hope that confidently ushers you past the curtain of uncertainty into the loving presence of God. And to know without a doubt that your hope, Jesus, now sits at the right hand of God in heaven, continuously interceding for you. He is the ultimate Promise Keeper.

Prayer: Lord, thank You for being the ultimate Promise Keeper. For loving me and being faithful to me, even when I’ve messed up and haven’t been faithful to You. Thank You for never breaking a single promise and giving me Your Word, which speaks truth into my life. No matter what struggle I may face today, help me to remember that all of Your promises are yes and amen in Christ Jesus. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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