My future why am I so sure
The old sailor looked at the skies and saw a dark storm coming. As the sea became rough and choppy, he calmly ;owered the heavy-chained anchor link by link, battened down the hatches and went to bed for the night.
He knew the storm would be rough. But he had faith in the grasp of the anchor. He knew his boat would be there in the morning.
Like that sailor, we have an “anchor” for our lives that can help us stand fast through the storms of life. It’s called hope. In biblical terms, hope is closely allied with faith.
The writer of hebrews tells us that, faith is “the assurance of things hoped for” (Hebrews 11:1). Hope, therefore, is the object upon which we direct our focus and energies.
To the Christian, hope is the knowledge that we are being changed for the better as we trust in God’s promises (Romans 8:28). It is the conviction that no matter the circumstances, God’s plans for our lives are “for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope” (Jereniah 29:11b NLT).
The Bible is full of examples of men and women who hoped in God’s promises. The patriarch Abraham is held up for believers as a model of hope.
When Abraham was 75, God promised to bless him and give him many descendants, as numerous as the stars in the sky. Abraham heard these words and believed God(Genesis 15:6).
But despite his belief, Hebrews 6:15 explains, Abraham had to wait 25 years to see the fulfillment of his hope. Yet all the while, Abraham trusted in God, the Author of his hope, until he saw the promise come to pass.
You see, Abraham’s hope wasn’t in his own ability to father a child. It was rooted in a trustworthy, unchangeagable God, and in His eternal promises.
The writer of Hebrews explains that God wants us to take encouragement from His character and hope in Him (Hebrews 6:16-18). In fact, the Scriptures describes this hope “… as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast” (Hebrews 6:19a).