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The Anchor of Hope

Man stands at the edge of the ocean | Photo by Joshua Earle on Unsplash

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” —Hebrews 11:1

The writer of the Book of Psalms sums up his reason for hope in Psalm 56:9–11: “This I know, that God is for me. In God, whose word I praise, … in God I trust; I am not afraid.” There you have it. The person who believes and trusts in God, in my observation, has far less fear because he or she senses God’s presence, care, and protection. In the Scriptures, hope is visualized as an anchor. By hope we are anchored to Christ, so we don’t go adrift. He comes to us spiritually to be our anchor amid the storms of life. Be open to him.

Lord, it is so easy for me to drift. Be my anchor. Amen.

—from the book Three Minutes with God: Reflections and Prayers to Encourage, Inspire, and Motivate
by Monsignor Frank Bognanno


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3 thoughts on “The Anchor of Hope”

  1. Thank u lord & people who throw a blanket of comfort around me when i check out this website
    So necessary.
    May i pray for those who do not know u & will feel terror & despair
    Amen

  2. So deeply grateful for you being a channel of comfort & sustenance. It helps me immensely in my struggle with v.v limited mobility (on crutches), plus other health issues; & still journeying through the loss of my beloved Mum & Sister (all family , now with JESUS). If it were not for JESUS holding onto me, I could not carry on.
    Very grateful thanks

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