When a ship is at sea, it is in another world. When the waters get rough, the only hope the ship has is to drop the anchor and hope it holds strong. An anchor doesn’t just weigh a ship down, it keeps it safe, stable, and grounded. Without an anchor a ship might drift endlessly through the oceans and without hope you would drift endlessly throughout your life.
Hope is the thing that keeps us from sinking in our despair or getting lost in our worries. It is only fitting to compare our hope to an anchor because it is as vital to our lives as an anchor is to a ship. We all need a strong anchor to hold onto us in our tumultuous lives.