A Sure and Certain Hope!

So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary.”‭‭‭
‭‭‭ Hebrews 6:18-19

I’m very blessed to live by the sea, and I love watching the  constant to-ing and fro-ing of the fishing vessels and the ferries to and from England and Scotland. The waters of Belfast lough look calm some days, even glass-like, but a sudden squall turns the sea choppy in moments and if it’s very stormy, the ferry is cancelled; the ships and boats are anchored in the harbour until the storm passes.

The Anchor isn’t needed in calm seas..

The anchor is a vital part of the ship:
Something to note about an anchor is, it isn’t needed when the sea is calm. The rougher the storm, the more important your anchor.The ship’s anchor prevents it from being tossed onto the rocks and being wrecked. The anchor keeps the vessel stabilised.

The ship must be joined to the anchor – securely attached, while that anchor has a secure unbreakable grip on both the ship and the unseen ocean floor.

So it is in life:
We cannot expect life without storms. But we have an Anchor like no other! His name is Jesus, our sure and certain Hope.
We are anchored in Heaven because of Jesus, our “forerunner,” (the One who has gone before us) and this anchor-hope now ushers us with absolute confidence right into the very presence of God.
What hope! What encouragement!
Jill 💜

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I love getting together with friends and sharing with each other over a cup of coffee what God is doing in our lives, it boosts my faith and lifts my heart. That's the aim of this blog. There's a story behind it; It was inspired after a friend gave me a single mustard seed, saying ‘that’s all it takes Jill’. What my friend didn’t know was that the very same morning God had reminded me of a promise He'd made to me over 20 years before regarding writing. I took the mustard seed home, planted it and watched it grow from a tiny sapling to a large, flourishing shrub at our front door. Every time I look at it it reminds me that our God is always true to his promises. Jesus lives in and works through his people, every single day. It's good to share what he's doing! I love talking about Him and writing about Him.

4 thoughts on “A Sure and Certain Hope!

  1. I can definitely relate to this. My husband was taken into hospital last week having very low sodium levels. He had been pretty poorly before this and I had had to nurse him as any movement was difficult, but because of the pandemic getting a doctor to see him was nigh on impossible. In the midst of all of this, I found that I was calm knowing that God was there and in the situation. And because of this, my faith has been strengthened with each day’s Bible reading offering hope and solace. He is coming home today and even though I don’t know what the future holds I know I can rest in God who loves me. By the bye, my husband is a non-Christian and I have been able to show him love throughout the storm that has affected both our lives.

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