Hebrews 6:19(AMPC) [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 out upon it–a hope) that reaches farther and enters into [the very certainty of the Presence] within the veil
Everything we see, hear, taste, smell, touch, think or feel originates from an unseen world-Hebrews 11:3.
There’s a real right now active unseen world we live in though we may be unaware of it.
This world is the parent of everything that’s going on in the physical, mental and emotional world that we are aware of.
God operates in this invisible world for our good and advancement in life. He’s ever present with us, in us and for us. Yet most of the time we are not conscious of it and even the circumstances we go through many times contradict it.
When we are confronted with a challenge and we need help we often cry out to God to intervene. Now He’s not far from us and He’s not unaware of what’s going on. Actually, long before that issue came up, He already knew in advance and even provided a solution! But it’s in the unseen world and most of us are most of the time focused on the seen world – what we feel and think.
So, this is where hope comes in. This is why we need hope so very much.
Bible hope is not the same as worldly hope. The hope of the world is engulfed in uncertainty. They don’t know what the future holds, they are not sure what’s coming so they say ‘let’s just hope for the best’.
Biblical hope is always a positive confident expectation of good. Psalms 27:13(NIV) I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
It is based on an absolute sure certainty that the God who raised Jesus from the dead shall surely get us through this seemingly impossible situation.
1 Peter 1:3 (NIV) Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the basis of our assurance that regardless of what is happening to us and around us all is well and everything shall turn out into our favor.
Just as death (the best and greatest weapon of the enemy) could not hold Jesus the Author and Finisher of our life captive, there’s nothing that can hold us back from victory and a great expected end. This is the believer’s biblical hope. This is the anchor of the soul. When the waves and storms of this world’s troubles hit against the boat called our life, health, family, marriage, relationships, ministry, or business, we do not get tossed to and fro, we do not get filled and sink under the waters of fear and despair. No, we stay afloat on top of the tempest until we see our expected triumphant outcome.