The Anchor’s Hold on Us

“We have this as a sure & steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf…” Hebrews 6:19-20

A ship holds its anchor securely by its chain cable, but at the same time, the most important thing is that the anchor keeps its own hold on the ship. Because it has dug into the ground on the sea bottom, it holds the vessel hard and fast.

Beloved, do you know anything about your hope holding you? It will hold you if it is a good hope; you will not be able to get away from it. Instead, when you are under temptation or when your spirit is depressed, when you are under trial and affliction, you will not only hold your hope, which is your duty, but your hope will hold you, which is your privilege.

When the Devil tempts you to say, “I give up,” an unseen power will reply out of the infinite deeps, “But I will not give you up. I have a hold on you, and nothing will separate us.”

Beloved, our security depends far more on God holding onto us than on our holding onto Him. Our hope in God, that He will fulfill His promise and oath, has a mighty power over us and it is far more than equal to all the efforts of the world, the flesh, and the Devil to drag us away.

Charles Spurgeon | The Anchor of Your Soul

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