Heya Everyone, I hope you’re all having a great evening! In thinking about what I was going to share with you tonight, I was reminded of the Hillsong Worship song ‘Anchor’, as well as the scripture which goes along with it. In a world where we can be so easily lead astray, we can be assured that God will be our anchor. No matter what we might be going through, He is the hope that we can hold onto.

Hebrews 6:19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain.

The hope we have in God is an assurance that can never be shaken. It is firm and secure and will never be destroyed. The second part of this verse talks about what happened at Jesus’ crucifixion. When he died, the temple curtain separating the rest of the temple from the holiest place- the dwelling place of God, was torn in two. This meant access to God was no longer just for people who were pure enough to be in God’s presence, but for all, because Jesus had broken the curse of sin on the cross.

Matthew 27:51 At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split.

Our hope should be in God alone because He is the only one who can save. We can very easily be caught up, chasing after things which may appear to satisfy, but they don’t get us very far. We just find ourselves wanting more. Our hope is something that will give us a fulfilment and security which cannot be found anywhere else.

Psalm 39:7 “But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.

Through all seasons of life, our eternal hope in God will see us through because He promises to be with us always. May we be reminded to continue to keep God at the centre of our lives, as our anchor, giving us a hope that is firm, secure and unshakeable for all eternity.

 Psalm 62:5 Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.

Thank you for the hope that you give us Lord, something we cannot find anywhere else. This world offers us things which appear trustworthy, but in the end they will all fail. You will never fail God, so we praise you for the hope and assurance you give to us. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

God Bless everyone,

Josh Clarke- The Faith Filled Friends