All of us go through difficult times in our lives, and like a ship in a storm, we need help to remain steady. A ship has an anchor to help it hold steady, and the Bible says that the anchor of our soul is hope.
When you base your hope firmly on God and His Word, you may feel the wind and waves, but in the end you will not be moved.
During a storm, hope gives you the ability to look at things as they are and still be confident that something better is coming. That makes hope a very powerful and important quality for you to have – especially in times of trouble. In fact, I believe hope is the foundation that our faith must be built on.
No one…not even God…can promise that we will never have to deal with disappointment or trouble. He tells us in His Word that in this world we will have trouble, so in fact, He’s warning us to be prepared, but the important thing is that we never stop hoping.
Maintaining a positive attitude and holding on to the hope we have in Christ puts us in a position to see God’s miracle-working power.
Put your hope in God. Expect great things to happen! Hope in God is your anchor in trying times. Don’t lose hope.