Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which entereth into that within the veil Hebrews 6:19.
An anchor stabilizes, secures, and keeps you from drifting. Hebrews 6:19 reveals to us that our soul (which is made up of our mind, will, and emotions) must, at times, need an anchor. Use the following hope building facts and promises from God’s Word to anchor your soul, your mind, will, and emotions by speaking them out loud to yourself (Hebrews 10:23) on a regular basis:
“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations,” Jeremiah 1:5.
ANCHOR: I am not here by accident but by assignment. God had a plan for my life before I was born, so I will press into it.
“There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee,” Joshua 1:5.
ANCHOR: I will not blame people for no man can stop me from my future unless I let them.
“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things,” Romans 8:31, 32.
ANCHOR: I will not blame God for He is for me not against me and will not withhold any good thing from me.
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, for thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us,” Romans 8:35, 37.
ANCHOR: My present circumstances do not define me so I will not feel sorry for myself for I am not a powerless victim but a victor.
“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord,” Romans 8:38, 39.
ANCHOR: There’s not a struggle I may face that can separate me from God’s love so I will not be ashamed.
“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ,” Philippians 1:6.
ANCHOR: God is committed to finish what He started in my life so there is no failure that is final and I will not give up on myself.
“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus,” Philippians 3:13, 14.
ANCHOR: What God has in front of me is greater than what is behind me so I will focus away from the past and focus on my future.
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me,” Philippians 4:13.
ANCHOR: With Christ’s strength I can do all I’m called to do and whatever it takes.
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them,”Ephesians 2:10.
ANCHOR: My assignment was preplanned by God and whatever I am born to do I am built to do.