I love the methods that God will use to get a message to us. Migraine rescue medication combined with tension and sadness made for a rough morning today. I was persevering, though. I read my Bible while I ate my breakfast, I listened to praise and worship music all morning long. I know where my strength lies, but sometimes I feel like I’m clawing for it. Have you ever felt that way? Is that just me? Hmm…
Then my kids and I sat down for our morning devotions and the book said, “It is a great gift from God to be able to hear, but what you do with what you hear is your gift back to God.” Then it quoted Jesus,
Everyone who hears these things I say and obeys them is like a wise man. The wise man built his house on rock. It rained hard and the water rose. The winds blew and hit that house. But the house did not fall, because the house was built on rock. But the person who hears the things I teach and does not obey them is like a foolish man. The foolish man built his house on sand. It rained hard, the water rose, and the winds blew and hit that house. And the house fell with a big crash.” (Mt. 7:24-27)
I could literally hear God reminding me that my house is not built on the sand. My house, my faith, my hope…they are built on the rock. The solid rock of the Lord, Jesus Christ. Yes, it is raining hard right now, and the waters have been rising lately. The winds have been blowing from one direction and then another, but MY HOUSE IS BUILT ON THE ROCK!
I’m not going to fall or crash. I’ve got the Mighty God, the Great I AM, the Prince of Peace holding me in His hand. My life is built on a solid foundation and I can take refuge in the stronghold of His name. I can’t just talk about trusting Him in a blog on Monday and then forget it on Tuesday. I have to do it! And I am.
I was immediately comforted by the Lord as we read that devotion this morning. If the winds are blowing around you and the rains are pouring down, pelting you from all sides, take heart. If you can literally see and feel the waters rising around you, stand firm. Your house is built upon the Rock and YOU WILL NOT FALL!
Stand firm…He is holding you steady,