17 Feb Hope
As believers, we have the ability to be confident, and sure of our future, even when facing uncertain circumstances.
1 Thessalonians 5:8 But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation.
Hope is simply, a confident expectation of good for our lives. How do we put on the helmet of salvation? By ensuring we are in a place of hope, mentally and verbally.
Hebrews 6:19 This hope we have is the anchor of our soul, both sure and steadfast, which enters the Presence behind the veil.
Hope anchors our mind, emotions and decisions during uncertain times in life. When storms hit a sailboat, the captain will deploy what is known as a storm anchor. The storm anchor is tethered to the boat and provides stability from the wind and waves, while the crew rides the storm out.
How do we put out that mental storm anchor during turbulent times? We speak life in the midst of troubling circumstance.
Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
As believers, we must never ever let circumstance dictate what we speak. All storms have a beginning, middle and end. Deploying the storm anchor, will determine where you end up when the storm is over.