Megan Evans, Women’s Ministry Director, LHBC
Hebrews 6:19-20 (ESV)
“We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.”
Have you ever broken a promise? Sure, we all have, even if you didn’t overtly lie or break a binding contract, most of us have backed out of a commitment, not shown up, or have failed to follow through on something we said we would do. When we keep our word, people learn that we are dependable and it reflects a trustworthy character, but at the end of the day, we are human. We get busy, we get distracted, things come up. Some things are even out of our control; we receive unexpected assignments at work, the babysitter cancels, or our body comes down with the flu. Sooner or later, you will let someone down, or someone will let you down. Even the most trustworthy person you know is still human and in need grace and forgiveness. While human promises don’t always measure up, what blessed assurance we have that we can always stand on the promises of God!
What does it mean to stand on God’s promises? It means that we can put 100% of our faith in God and His perfect will. We can trust that God will keep His Word. He won’t let us down. We never have to wonder if God is at work or if He is fulfilling his Word. We can have peace even in uncertain times that God’s got this-that means there’s a lot of stress we can let go of when we believe! God’s promises are backed by His very Name (Psalm 138:2). Having no one greater, by whom to swear, he swore by himself (Hebrews 6:13-18). Jesus embodies God’s faithfulness. “For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory” (2 Corinthians 1:20). Our key verse assures us that we can hold fast to the hope set before us. This hope has a name, and His name is Jesus. When we are moored by His anchor, we won’t sink. Jesus has entered that most holy place of God’s presence before us, and he holds his hand out to you to follow. Wherever you are today in your walk with God, you are loved by God and His promises still stand for you. In Christ you are forgiven, washed clean, and brought back into right standing with God. Will you give up the shaky ground of your own reasoning? Will you stop hopelessly treading water on your own and grab the steadfast anchor of Christ instead? You can believe God created you and has a plan and purpose for your life, and the best is yet to come when Christ returns-stand on the promises of God today!
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Father God, my heart sings to you today the words of a dear hymn: My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus Christ, my righteousness; I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus name…On Christ, the solid Rock I stand; all other ground is sinking sand, all other ground is sinking sand. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
“Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.”