A Prayer to Be Anchored in Hope - Your Daily Prayer
By Jessica Van Roekel, Crosswalk.com
"We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor for 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." - Hebrews 6:19-20 ESV
Have you ever drifted down a river in a boat? When we drift, we are at the mercy of the river current. We risk collision with floating tree trunks or shallow shores. If we do sit with the engine off, the driver needs to stay alert to steer the boat from danger. Drifting might feel relaxing to the passengers, but it isn’t the safest way to boat.
We can find ourselves drifting in our Christian walk too. Humdrum days with the same routines and rhythms send us on autopilot. We check out and let life happen to us. We wake up on a Monday and before we know it, it’s Friday, and we wonder where the week, the month, and the year has gone. Drifting through our days without thought to where we’re headed leads us to the shallows, where we risk running aground.
The hardships we face in our day to day—the relationships that feel like rough grit sandpaper, the depleted bank account balance and the relentless bills, or our own internal struggle for spiritual growth can cause us to drift through life. We focus on survival and hope for a better day tomorrow.
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