God made a promise to Abraham. And as there is no one greater than God, He used Himself when He swore to Abraham saying, “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.” Abraham waited patiently for this to happen, and He received what God promised.
People always use the name of someone greater than themselves when they swear. The oath proves what they say is true, and this ends all arguing. God wanted to prove that His promise was true to those who would get what He promised. And He wanted them to understand clearly that His purposes never change, so He made an oath. These two things cannot change: God cannot lie when He makes a promise, and He cannot lie when He makes an oath. These things encourage us who came to God for safety. They give us strength to hold on to the hope as an anchor for the soul, sure and strong. It enters behind the curtain in the Most Holy Place in heaven, where Jesus has gone ahead of us and for us. He has become the High Priest forever, a priest like Malchizedek. (Hebrews 6:13-20 NCV)
Gracious God, You have given me a sure hope that if I believe in the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, then I can let go of all my anxieties and expectations and trust in You, for all the promises You have made with me. Whatever my life on earth holds, my future has already been predestined by You. I trust in You even when I go through valleys so dark that I cannot see the path before me. Yet the darkness cannot blind me to God’s promises. I live by hope in Jesus Christ, He is the answer I need. Planted within me is the seed of undeniable hope that You, O God, will accomplish what You promise me.
Holy Spirit, thank You for residing in me, and keeping me close to You by Your Word. I embrace the hope of God through my love, faith, trust, and confidence In Him, He gives me the ability to endure the storms of life. Hope is the anchor to my soul and a gateway to peace and rest through a living God who holds my life within His loving grasp. I praise and bless Him always in the name and honour of Christ Jesus my precious Lord. Amen.