The other day as I was driving a worship called This We Know was playing. All the sudden it hit me, do we really know these things. I’m not just talking knowing something in our head, but knowing it in our hearts, understanding them as a foundational part of our every day lives. Do we believe them with such certainty that they shape our lives when the difficulty of life comes our way. When we start to lose hope, do we instead live in the reality of the truths that our God has spoken to us? If you have not heard the song here is the chorus:
This we know,
We will see the enemy run.
This we know,
We will see the victory come.
We hold on to every promise You ever made,
Jesus, You are unfailing.
As I was singing the song again I asked myself, do I know this, do my friends, does my church know these things in our hearts? Have these truths gripped us and do they guide us when our enemies attack, when our circumstance have overwhelmed, or our hope has been upended? Do we turn to these promises, do we hold on to them? Do we trust with everything in us that Jesus Christ is unfailing, and is worthy of our everything?
I sometimes feel so many of us walk around with these truths but they have not become the anchors of our souls. In Hebrews 6:17-20 we see that God is the anchor for our souls and that He can be trusted in this role.
So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. 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 Hebrews 6:17-20
You see every promise of God is true, and we can and should live knowing these things. For this we know, that our God is faithful and true.