The other day I was reading Heb. 6:19, “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil…”. The word anchor stood out to me.
anchor |ˈa ng kər|
1 a heavy object attached to a rope or chain and used to moor a vessel to the sea bottom, typically one having a metal shank with a ring at one end for the rope and a pair of curved and/or barbed flukes at the other.
• figurative a person or thing that provides stability or confidence in an otherwise uncertain situation.
Granted, this is a bit out of context but I started thinking about a few of the scriptures I’d drop my anchor down into to help me through difficult times in the ministry. These verses have always helped me keep from drifting when I’m discouraged and depressed. I wanted to put them together in one list for you with the hope that they will be a source of hope and encouragement.
(Heb 6:10) For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.
(Heb 13:5b) …for He Himself has said, “I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,”
(Heb 13:6) so that we confidently say, “THE LORD IS MY HELPER, I WILL NOT BE AFRAID. WHAT SHALL MAN DO TO ME?”
(Gal 6:9) And let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary.
(Psa 27:14) Wait for the LORD; Be strong, and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.
(Psa 56:9b) This I know, that God is for me.
Hey, now that I think of it…this would preach pretty well wouldn’t it? There you have it, personal encouragement and a sermon outline all in one.
Your friend, Dave
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