I can actually say I have hope.


Bible verse from Hebrews 6:19 Hope... an anchor for our souls #Anchorformysoul


The only reason I can say that is because…

This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. 

Hebrews 6:19 (NLT)

Maybe you’re familiar with this verse.

One day as I was standing on the dock taking photos in the early morning light, it came to mind, and I had this peace wash over me.

No matter what happens each day, my anchor is the Lord.


If you’re familiar with this verse…

do you realize that there is a second part to the verse?


Here’s the second sentence in the verse…

It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary.


What is it that keeps you awake at night?

What is it that seems impossible?


My friend….this hope we have is Jesus…when we trust him he anchors us.

But even more than that, through Jesus, we have direct access to the Father.


Is your boat riding some pretty high waves?

Are you afraid that you’ll get swamped, or worse tossed into treacherous waters?

Call out to the Father and ask him to calm the seas.

Trust him to give you peace.  And hope.

After all….he is our hope.

Let him be your anchor.

Then you can go down in your boat and sleep with no worries.


No worries?

Most nights I put down my anchor…Jesus.

When I do… I sleep.

And you can too.


This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls.
It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary.

Hebrews 6:19 (NLT)



Joy Day! An Anchor for my Soul - AnExtraordinaryDay.net


Today is Joy Day!


Wouldn’t your week go better if you had a joyful heart?

I can guarantee that your heart will sing for joy when you join me in looking back over the past week and counting ‘seven.’  Both the good and the not-so-good.  

I’ll start…

Thank you, God for…

  1. being my hope and my anchor.
  2. a super fun day with my dear sweet friend.
  3. that day with my friend, when I so badly needed a girls’ day out.
  4. blogging friends who reach out to check in and who pray.
  5. answering our prayers so that my good friend will be able to have her knee replaced.
  6. this absolutely perfect evening and the fun of taking photos and attempting to capturing that beautiful light.
  7. that I can trust you, no matter what. 

Now it’s YOUR turn!!

Join me in counting ‘seven.’
Scroll down to the comment section…Share Your Extraordinary Thoughts….and list your ‘seven.’
I dare you!

Want even more joy?  Take the Joy Dare here.

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  1. Without God there is no hope. He is my anchor, my Strong Tower, my Mighty Fortress. I am so thankful that no matter what may appear to be falling apart around me, that He is right here with me, in the middle of the storm.

    Today, I am thankful for:
    1. My dog getting help at the vet (she will be okay!)
    2. Celebrating new births!
    3. Jehovah Jireh – He is my provider!
    4. A hard-working husband
    5. The ability to pray without being hindered or fear of persecution.
    6. New books to read
    7. New songs to sing!

  2. 1. God is the same: yesterday, today and tomorrow.
    2. With God on your side, nothing can stand against you.
    3. Our bountiful harvest of tomatoes.
    4. That I’m almost done canning our bountiful harvest of tomatoes.
    5. A more organized system for my reading and reviewing.
    6. A family I love.
    7. A family that loves me.

  3. Debbi Saunders says

    I just finished writing the seven things I was thankful for this week and the computer froze and I just lost them all!!!! 🙁
    So Thank you God for everything in my life, great and small, good or bad, that I am blessed with on a daily basis!!!
    And a Huge Thank You for Diane’s blog and “Joy Day” which helps keep me centered in my faith and my focus on You from whom all my Blessings flow and for Diane’s FB Page that offers daily hope and encouragements to keep us uplifted and focused during the week.
    I am grateful that she was obedient to your calling to start this Blog and FB page as a ministry to serve others and there by serving you Lord. For her commitment to maintain this blog at all costs on many levels….For “Blooming where ever she is planted”!!


  4. Suzi says

    I love that song, “The Anchor Holds” by Ray Boltz! Do you know it? I just cry and cry and believe and believe 🙂 My 7. A young woman returning to church in her wheelchair today following a massive stroke; being able to go back to my dr following insurance woes; work that my husband had this week; living in America; our daughter and her family moving 2 states closer; a new job for our son in law; a good day with my mom

  5. Betty says

    Today is a joyful day for many reasons. The Lord blessed me in so many ways these are just a few.

    1. A beautiful Sabbath day to worship our Heavenly Father.
    2. Seeing my granddaughter for the first time in 8 months.
    3. Friends got married today and are beginning a new life together.
    4. Visiting with old friends at the wedding.
    5. Photographing an old country church on a gravel road. Priceless!
    6. Thank you Lord for blessing me with a godly husband.
    7. A friend’s son was baptized this morning.

    Tithe list is endless. Sleep well my friend and God bless.

  6. Kim says

    Hi, Diane. I’ve not necessarily studied this verse, but it is wonderful. How appropriate for you to have a picture of the boat and anchor! That’s a wonderful photograph. 🙂 Thanking the Lord today for:
    1- Contact from someone who betrayed me earlier this year. Healing.
    2- The privilege of prayer.
    3- Your grace in the blessings of each day.
    4- Your gift of the husband of Your choice for me.
    5- The hope you continuously restore to me when I feel hopelessness setting in. (Thank you, Diane.)
    6- The love you show through your people.
    7- Forgiving me unconditionally and helping me learn to do the same.
    I’m praying for you and Tim, Diane. Hugs!!

  7. I’m so thankful for the hope we have in Jesus and so thankful that I can approach my Father God boldly because of the work of Jesus Christ. I’m also thankful to be next to you at Barbie’s this week!

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