Hebrews 6:19 says we have a hope set before us as an "anchor of the soul" which implies that our souls need an anchor in the first place. Our soul represents the seat of the feelings, desires, affections, aversions (our heart, etc.)
I know my soul sure does need an anchor of hope! If I'm not careful, my thoughts, attitudes, mindsets, and emotions are tossed and turned much like a boat at sea during a storm. I'm pressed and stressed from all sides, challenged to bend but not break.
But what's the secret to being anchored by hope?
Anchors sometimes bite into the seabed with their flukes keeping the boat firmly stationed. Other times, however, anchors serves as a weighted resistance (kinda like parachutes) pulling against the current to keep the water craft righted and steadied as much as possible during a storm.
Although Jesus's sacrifice anchors my soul with eternal hope, I still have a duty as a child of God to throw the anchor overboard and use it!
Although God gives me the strength and resilience I need to walk His ways in the 21st century, I still have a responsibility to take my thoughts captive and to fight back against those toxic thoughts and mindsets that pull my attention away from God's Truths.
Times like these require considerable flexibility and determination on our parts. As Christians we have the privilege to demonstrate to others that we are filled with hope, not fear.
Tune in to the Choose 2 Think podcast Episode 020: Are you resilient? to connect the dots between the hope we have and the strength we need to pivot our souls toward Truth.
All content © Victoria D. Walker, 2013-2022.
All rights reserved. Copyright ©VictoriaD.Walker, 2013-present. Material from choose2think.co may not be copied, reproduced, or distributed in any way without consent. Scripture quotations, unless otherwise noted, taken from the New American Standard Bible, Copyright 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Use by permission. (www.Lockman.org). Bragging rights for stock photos go to UnSplash, Pexels, Pixabay, and Canva. The information contained on this website is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives. Your information is safe with us. If you opt in to our newsletter or provide personal information such as name and email, this information is never sold. *As an Amazon Associate I may earn a small commission from qualifying purchases.