“Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day.”
Paul’s voyage, Acts 27:29
“This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary.”
An anchor is used when a boat needs to connect to the sea floor. It’s typically used to moor the ship or used in a bad storm.
“A boat anchor helps keep a boat attached to one place on the ocean floor so that it does not go adrift in the sea. Likewise, a “spiritual anchor” is something that helps keep us grounded, connected to what matters most, and able to cope with the challenges that life brings.”
Hopefulness is necessary for walking through the present circumstances we must face.
It also is for our future. To live without hope can be spiritually destructive. If there is no hope for us our hearts will break into pieces.
Hopelessness comes from living without an anchor. You must have an anchor as a believer. You must.
Despair will destroy you.
A Christian may for many days together see neither sun nor star, neither light in God’s countenance, nor light in his own heart, though even at that time God darts some beams through those clouds upon the soul; the soul again by a spirit of faith sees some light through those thickest clouds, enough to keep it from utter despair, though not to settle it in peace. In this dark condition, if they do as Paul and his company did, cast an anchor even in the dark night of temptation, and pray still for day, God will appear, and all shall clear up, we shall see light without and light within; the day-star will arise in their hearts.