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Hope Anchors

“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”

– 1 Peter 3:15

As Christians, we should never take hope for granted, because it’s the incredible force that inspires us to move ahead when everything around us says to quit. The dictionary defines it as a “feeling of expectation,” but the beauty of living in Jesus is that hope is more than just an emotion or a desire — it’s a fact. The Bible says that we can anchor our soul in it, because we know for certain that there is always more goodness ahead than what we currently see. When the storms of life swirl around us and we fear for our safety and wellbeing, hope keeps us rooted in the unchanging Word of God. It isn’t grounded in people, circumstances, policy, or reason, but in the eternal and immutable truth set forth by the Creator. This makes it unshakable. When all we perceive with our senses speaks of fear, negativity, and problems, we have a higher authority who provides an overflowing measure of love, joy, and peace for our souls. Despite living in a society that’s losing its way, we’re empowered to be walking beacons of light who point nervous, angry, and embittered people to Christ. As we let His Spirit fill and guide us, the Lord breaks through human barriers with His healing hand and imparts a refreshing supernatural strength that overflows to others.

My friend, what you possess in Jesus is what the world most needs. Wherever you go, Heaven goes with you, Christ goes before you, and the Holy Spirit works through you to bring love and restoration to people. Like a lighthouse shining on a dark sea, you are anointed to joyfully and gently give everyone a reason for the hope that you have!

Prayer


Jesus, I ask you to continually fill me with hope and cause it to spill out lavishly to others.

Reflection


Is your soul anchored in the Lord’s hope? If so, how does it impact those around you?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

One thought on “Hope Anchors

  1. Donna Malchrist says:

    My hope is that more people will change their minds and get vaccinated against Covid-19′ and all its dangerous variants. I especially hope and pray for two friends of ours.That they will finally see the light and get their first shots of either Pfizer or Maderna . It is very important for them because of their health risks.I also hope and pray for the people of Afghanistan that they don’t lose their freedoms of being able to get an education and wearing western fashions and a veil on their head instead of the restrictive burqua. Our World needs to see the goodness of God instead of all the hate violence and other ills. To all at Shepherd’s Grove at Irvine Presbyterian Church
    sending warm messages of love joy happiness and peace.To the Schuller family. I ask in prayer that they are blessed with abundant and excellent health for the rest of this year and into the year to come.To the musicians and choir along with their directors much thanks and appreciation for the beautiful music and singing. As always I remain a faithful viewer and Happy and Wholesome Student in Jesus Christ. May God bless all and the United States of America.Be not afraid. For God goes before you. To give you rest in his loving and open arms.Amen and Alleluia.

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