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Memory Monday – Week 19

I’m excited for the verse this week. The Lord has been teaching me a lot about the word hope lately, and He has used Hebrews 6:19 to do so.

The biblical definition of hope is a “strong and confident expectation”. It is an indication of certainty that stresses the future. Hope deals with putting our faith in something that we can’t see or waiting for something we haven’t yet received.

How does a ship remain steady during a storm? What is the only way it can stay in the same place as the water gets rough? An anchor. Just like a ship in a storm, we too need to hold on tight to something when we face trials. We must remain steady, without wavering up and down or left to right.

The anchor to our soul is hope. When our hope is in God’s word and in Him, there is no storm too big or too rough that can shake us. When we anchor ourselves down to hope and trust in the Lord, we set ourselves up for an attitude of waiting expectantly and we prepare our eyes and hearts for the miracles that we are waiting for.

This steadiness that we desire reminds me of a song I posted back in May, called “We Won’t Be Shaken”. The lyrics say that no matter what comes our way, we won’t be moved. The Lord knows our every longing, prayer, and weakness. When we trust in Him we won’t be shaken!

What do you place your hope in? Is it on solid ground – the promise of God and His word? Or, do you put your hope in something that can be shaken? The latest news from the doctor’s appointment or your last pregnancy test? Or, maybe it’s news your co-worker recently told you or the stock markets recent gains or losses. Put your hope in Him – the only one who can fulfill your desires. He is our anchor!

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12 Comments
  • Aubrey
    Posted at 06:02h, 09 September Reply

    Love this: “and we prepare our eyes and hearts for the miracles that we are waiting for.” XOXO

  • Emily (eatloveprocreate.blogspot.com)
    Posted at 07:04h, 09 September Reply

    I love that song you mentioned…one of my favorites! It’s so empowering and it makes me want to conquer the world every time I hear it. Hope as an anchor…love that visual!

  • Kasey
    Posted at 07:18h, 09 September Reply

    Thank you for sharing this. I need to anchor myself and put my hope in Him as I move forward and remember that if He has brought me to it, He will continue to help me through it.

  • dspence
    Posted at 08:42h, 09 September Reply

    Love this verse! With BSF out for the summer, I’ve felt adrift. I can’t wait to get anchored again!

  • Suzanne
    Posted at 09:22h, 09 September Reply

    I LOVE this!! Much needed this Monday morning. So, so happy to have you back!! xoxo

  • Mrs. E
    Posted at 12:02h, 09 September Reply

    Thank you for this reminder. I needed it! Too often, I am guilty of placing hope in things that can be shaken. I will certainly try to keep this post in mind!!

  • Jessica
    Posted at 13:53h, 09 September Reply

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  • Jessica
    Posted at 13:55h, 09 September Reply

    Love this! Hope is one of the huge words that has stood out to me through our struggles. Even despite losing our baby, I felt hope. Hope secured in who God was and my assurance in life with Him for eternity. Hope that I will someday get to see my child again. Hope that someday God may (or may not) bless us with children we can hold and raise. Hope helps you get onto better days and helps build joy.

  • Amie
    Posted at 13:27h, 09 September Reply

    Thank you so much for your continued encouragement for all of us. This is such a great reminder 🙂

  • Jojo
    Posted at 18:06h, 09 September Reply

    This is very true: “Just like a ship in a storm, we too need to hold on tight to something when we face trials. We must remain steady, without wavering up and down or left to right.”
    Thank u for sharing.

  • Finley
    Posted at 04:57h, 10 September Reply

    So true and a great reminder to have continued and unwavering faith. thank you!!!

  • Charity
    Posted at 14:11h, 10 September Reply

    Such an awesome reminder. I know that I have used the word hope too loosely before. I am working on redefining love, hope, and faith. I know that all of them should be contingent on God and not my circumstances. Thanks for sharing this! Definitely a confirmation for me.

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