A 7-Day Devotional on Hope

Day 1 of 7 • This day’s reading


We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure…

- Hebrews 6:19, NIV

Keep Your Anchor Down

What keeps your soul in the right place and causes you to overcome challenges and reach your dreams is being anchored to hope. When you’re anchored to hope, nothing you face can move you because you know God is still on the throne. The winds, the waves, and the dark storms of life may come, but you’re not worried. You have your anchor down.

Today there will be something that tries to get you to pull up your anchor—a bad break, a delay, a disappointment. If you pull it up, you’ll drift over into doubt, discouragement, and self-pity. Don’t put your hope in your circumstances; they may not work out the way you want. Don’t put your hope in people; they may let you down. Don’t put your hope in your career; things may change. Put your hope in the God who spoke worlds into existence. When you hope in Him, the Scripture says you’ll never be disappointed.

A Prayer for Today

“Father, thank You that my hope and faith can be firmly and securely anchored in You. Thank You that the winds and waves that I face today cannot move me because I know that You are on the throne. Help me to keep my anchor down. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”