Lasting Christian Hope

Why Christian Hope Wins Out Every Time Cultural hope is riddled through and through with the vacillating problems of our changing values, whereas Christian hope is woven through and through with the promises of our unchanging God. The Bible says, … Continued

What is the Root Cause of Hopelessness?

The famous Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky expressed the heartrending despair of hopelessness when he penned these well-known words: To live without hope is to cease to live. Hell is hopelessness. It is no accident that above the entrance to Dante’s hell … Continued

Steps to Get Your Hope Back

In ancient times, ships would have a “forerunner” (Greek: proderomos—”who went before us”) known as the “anchorarius.” This forerunner was in charge of the ship’s main anchor. With a group of sailors, he would carry the anchor by means of … Continued

Preventing Suicide: How to Help the Hopeless

He was 38 years old when he fed the dogs, went to the park, put a gun to his head, and committed suicide. Living with his mother, a lifeline for him during his recurring bouts with manic depression, he felt … Continued

5 Ways Jesus is our Anchor and Help

Typically, ships at sea cannot survive the most severe storms without the use of anchors. And, if you are anchorless on the “sea of life,” neither will you survive. However, as long as you have an anchored life, though battered … Continued

Braving Negativity: How to Hold On to the Lifelines

In a novel by Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe was shipwrecked on a desolate isle. He alone survived while everyone else on board drowned. Though separated from humanity, he did not starve. Though without clothes, in the hot climate he didn’t … Continued

How to Move Forward From Guilt

Are you unable to make headway in your life? No matter what you do, your effort to move forward is thwarted—often you feel pushed backward. Such is the struggle when sailing with guilt. Imagine being in a small boat in … Continued

How to Have Hope That Lasts Forever

Life with Christ is endless hope. Without Him, it’s a hopeless end. Hopelessness: How to Have a “Forever Hope” The Bible says that those who do not entrust themselves to Jesus will ultimately face an eternity of hopelessness. God promises … Continued

Characteristics of Misplaced Hope

Anchors, which come in all sizes, shapes, and weights, are used to stabilize different objects in the water. When properly used, a relatively small anchor will successfully stabilize a large ship. For example, a 45-pound anchor can be used to … Continued