This morning the Holy Spirit spoke these two words, ‘indefeatable hope’ as I started my quiet time. Almost immediately phrases from hymns marched across my mind. The first: …fastened to the Rock which cannot move, grounded firm and deep in my Savior’s love. I’m sure you can recall some also.
Our hope is in the Lord who created us for a love relationship with Him. That love can never be taken from us. Our hope is as sure as His eternal love. Romans 8:38-39.
I want to encourage you through these anchor verses. Anchor verses hidden in our hearts secure and ground us in our trials. Hebrews 6:19 says, “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil.”
1 John 3:3 says, “And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.”
Romans 5:2 says, “Through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” Verse 5 says that now (present) hope does not disappoint. It goes onto say, “…because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”
Are you discouraged? It is the enemy of your soul’s weapon against your faith. Philippians 1:6 says, “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Until the day He takes you home to be with Him, He will work IN you through your adverse circumstances. Nothing is in vain. May He anchor you in His promises.
Psalm 62:5 says, “My soul, wait silently before God, for my expectation is from Him.” Titus 1:2 says “In hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began.” This verse secure my heart. God cannot lie. It’s impossible! Therefore His word is true, backed by all that He is.
Here my verse that sums up my quiet time. Psalm 119:147. “I rise before the dawning of the morning, and cry for help; I hope in Your word.” We have a living, active, present hope in the One who rose from the dead. 1 Peter 1:3 says, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”
I painted this last night. Great reminder. Encouragement is an investment of the heart.