An Anchored Soul Won’t Quit

SCRIPTURE:  “And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, 12 that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.13 For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by  Himself, 14 saying, “Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.” 15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. 16 For men indeed swear by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is for them an end of all dispute. 17 Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, 18 that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we [e]might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us. 19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, 20 where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” Hebrews 6:11-20
If the security of our lives boils down to our own strengths and abilities or from other people around our lives, we will ultimately live this life unfulfilled and plagued with fear, doubt, and uncertainty. When our focus of faith is captured by anything less than God’s promises, priorities, and plans for our lives we will stray and stumble. Human performance cannot do the will of God without the helping and enabling hand of God. Since there is the commitment of God to provide grace to help us in time of need there should not be from any true son or daughter of God giving up, giving in, nor giving ourselves over to the despair of hopelessness.

God’s Word shows us how He guides and keeps us, and through the example of Abraham’s life, how our faith can waver without the active grace to keep us on point in life. The believer that is going to be anchored in times of trials must be anchored in the promises of God. Faith in God must be more than a general faith, but rooted in a personal faith. It all begins with what we believe about God in our interaction with Him in our relationship, fellowship, and our personal worship of Him. Faith believes that He is a rewarder of those that diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6). Faith is not blind for us, but it is based on whether we believe that God is a keeper of what He has promised, and on that basis can we stay anchored until He chooses to act and answer on behalf of His promises to us (Hebrews 6:11-15). The anchored soul must have faith that is rooted in the truth that God is serious about His promises to us. He will not just keep them, but He must keep them according to His will for us. He said, (“I will surely…”) and (“He swore…”). Also we must rest in the fact that a promise from God is a covenant and an oath with Himself, because there is no other worthy to bear witness to the truth that it is impossible for God to lie (Hebrews 6:18).

There is a bridge of challenge that we all face between the believing God for His promises and receiving the promises of God in His timing to act or answer according to His will. There is the challenge of patiently waiting, or persevering, as we purpose to maintain faithfulness to Him. God knows we waver, weaken and at times become weary while waiting on Him. Abraham was like us in that none of us has perfect faith and God knows each of us through and through and knows when and how to intervene so that we who have sought refuge in Him might find the consolation and encouragement to keep trusting because He does not change and it is impossible for God to lie to us.

Prayer: Father it is so securing to our hearts to believe You with every confidence. Thank You for sure words of truth that enable us to find safety and refuge in the promises that You have given unto us. You keep us in our weakness and You encourage us when we come to the end of ourselves and filled with gratitude we bow before You in again in joyful adoration. In Jesus name, amen and amen.
By Pastor Wayne Cockrell


Lisa Williams - January 16th, 2024 at 6:02am

Yes, to be full persuaded that what the Lord ha

A Hargrove - January 16th, 2024 at 6:35am

Thank you for the reminder not to quit.

Cheryl Torain - January 16th, 2024 at 10:07am

Thank You Holy Spirit for all that You do in me when I yield to You!!

Wendy - January 16th, 2024 at 10:47am

Amen 🙏 Amen Jesus is the anchor of my soul..

Novella D Carpenter - January 16th, 2024 at 2:43pm

Amen! "My anchor holds and grips the solid Rock." That Rock is Jesus. Yes, my God is serious about His promises to us. He has promised ...never to leave us nor forsake us or see us begging bread.

Lisa Williams - January 16th, 2024 at 5:34pm

Yes, to be convinced (fully persuaded) that the Lord is able to what He has promised…for He shall never fail!!!🙌🏾💃🏾

Paula S - January 18th, 2024 at 4:09am

My gracious yes, "There is the challenge of patiently waiting, or persevering, as we purpose to maintain faithfulness to Him." and that is why we hope in the Lord. Thanks for this encouragement, Pastor!

Sentka - January 18th, 2024 at 6:27am

I thank God for being God and for the word. Thank you Pastor for your service as unto the Lord and to us as your sheep.






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