10-2-2017

We have this hope as an anchor for our lives, safe and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain. – Hebrews 6:19 (HSCB)

Several years ago, a family member that was close to me passed away. In the time shortly after they passed, I discovered this verse, which brought me a lot of comfort. So in today’s daily devotion, I’d like to share a little bit about what God taught me through this verse. The first thing I saw in this verse is that we have hope. As Christians, we have hope in the midst of loss. If the person who passed away knew Jesus than we know we have hope. We know that one day we will see that person again in heaven. The great thing about having hope in a time of loss is that it holds us steady. This verse also talks about our hope being like an anchor. When we have hope of heaven, it anchors us. Even though we experience emotions of loss, anger and sadness, we can stay steady without losing it. We can know that we have a hope that others don’t have. We know that we will see our loved one again. So whether you’ve recently suffered a loss, or not, you can take comfort in knowing that there is hope. When we put our hope in Jesus we don’t have to be sad or experience a meltdown when someone close to us passes away. We have a hope that anchors our lives, that is Jesus.

 

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