Wednesday Excerpt: Don’t Believe Everything You Think

Today, we’ll be sharing an excerpt from In the Dark: Confident Expectations for Today & Tomorrow.

About a year ago, I went through the Frozen and “Let it Go” theme song stage with my daughter. I love Disney, Elsa, and the crew, but if I don’t hear that song another day in my life, it will be too soon. Anyway, the sad part of the movie for my kid was when Elsa was left all alone. You see, her parents went out on a boat trip and never came back. The weather was bad, the boat swayed from side to side, and I’m guessing it eventually capsized, killing those on board. I’m sure that if the captain had had enough time to get the boat to a safe place and get it anchored, despite the storm, everyone would have been safe. That’s not to say there wouldn’t have been any turbulence, or that it wouldn’t still have had an effect, but it might not have been that great. The anchor would have kept the boat sturdy and not allowed it to capsize.

As the physical anchor steadies the boat, Hebrews 6:19 tells us that hope anchors our soul. It is important to note that the Bible didn’t say hope pins the soul. It says hope anchors the soul. Herein, lies the big difference. We’re made up of body, soul, and spirit. The soul is the wedge between the physical and the spiritual. In our soul or mind is where our feelings, thoughts, and will reside. The free will of man to feel, think, and do things that sometimes are contrary to God’s word is what makes us falter. It makes us not see the light at the end of the tunnel.

You can get your copy of In the Dark here

Be Expectant. Remain Anchored.


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