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High Hopes

“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul,
firm and secure…” – Hebrews 6:19

Hopelessness was a recurring theme throughout my adult life. The scourge and shame of my sex addiction, alcoholism, and abuse magnified it. And because I never felt worthy of being fully loved and accepted by others, suicide attempts became my solution to ever growing problems. Being successful in killing myself was my high hope.

So, why is it that the member of a royal family would even notice me and give hope through saving me? It’s not like I had any ties to someone noble. But I found out it wasn’t just any nobleman. It happened to be the noblest of kings from not only a royal family, but a divine one – King Jesus. Who came as part of an oath and promise from God in order to redeem the hopeless.

Who had entered an inner sanctuary, behind a curtain – something only a high priest could have ever done. Except Jesus was doing it all in an effort to bring me and you, who were hopeless, a strong and deeply planted hope – firm and secure. A door to open and walk through, leaving the hopelessness behind.

We each have a preciousness that has drawn the attention of a King. The King of Kings, Jesus Christ. It’s royalty that came in the form of love made whole so that we could accept what our high priest Jesus died to give us. Let’s make a point of embracing and sharing that hope with the many who are, sadly, dying to find it.

Heavenly Father, thank you for the hope you brought me, through Jesus, during a time in my life when I had none. Being loved and accepted by him has changed my world and life. I pray that others who are hurting would see the hope I have because of you and the rest of my royal family. I love you and it’s in Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

Submitted by: Melissa Talbot