So, last night I was a bit overwhelmed. Not with the kiddos, not with the daily grind of cleaning the kitchen for the 14th time, but with my state of hope.
My newsfeed has been overwhelmed as well.
Overwhelmed with news, comments, and conversations that have sucked the hope right out of me. I glance now at the trending column we all can see, and the top two are enough to send me into free flowing tears for the overwhelming heartache that so many are feeling right now.
My heart aches to its depth for you.
Amongst all the sadness and confusion, that still, small, beautiful voice spoke up in my heart and reminded me of a text I had gotten from a friend of mine earlier this week. It simply said this...
"We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure." Hebrews 6:19
The Amplified version says it this way, "Now we have this hope as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, it cannot slip and it cannot break down under whoever steps upon it-a hope that reaches farther and enters into the very certainty of the Presence within the veil."
I am so thankful for access to that kind of hope. A hope that is resilient when it has no reason to be. A hope that springs up stronger after it has come under crushing circumstances.
I am praying for that kind of hope to take deep roots in my heart, and in yours.
May we always remember that He is the anchor for our souls. Though we may sway with the waves of mourning and confusion, He is our anchor that is firm and secure.
Psalm 34:18 "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit."
John 16:33 "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Ecclesiastes 3:11 (AMP) "He has made everything beautiful and appropriate in its time. He has also planted eternity [a sense of divine purpose] in the human heart [a mysterious longing which nothing under the sun can satisfy, except God]—yet man cannot find out (comprehend, grasp) what God has done (His overall plan) from the beginning to the end."