Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25“And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.… Matthew 7:24,25
What foundation have you built your house on? When the storms of life come in will you stay in faith or do you fall like a dead tree?
It’s easy to be happy, hopeful, and enthusiastic when times are good, but the real test of our character is how we act when times are bad.
Many people forget or never take the time to thank God for anything they are grateful for but as soon as things go wrong they start blaming him. Why do we only remember God during the bad times?
What is the rock? The rock to me is my faith, the Word of God, the promises he made and fulfilled, the sacrifice of Jesus Christ to save us for our sins. The rock is solid faith
It’s all about building roots. A tree with strong roots will not only bear good fruit but will also stand in the bad storms. A tree with little or no roots will probably bear no fruit at all and collapse after the first storm
Consider this scripture Jeremiah 17: 8 “For he will be like a tree planted by the water, That extends its roots by a stream And will not fear when the heat comes; But its leaves will be green, And it will not be anxious in a year of drought Nor cease to yield fruit
When we put our faith and trust in God, no matter what circumstances come our way we can stay in peace because we know he is fighting for us and has us in the palm of his hand
It’s best said in Proverbs 10:25 “When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever.”
So no matter what your going thru today, grow some roots and build your house on the rock not the sand. For God is the Alpha and Omega and will endure forever
I pray that anyone who is in distress or going thru a rough circumstance that they reach out to God put there faith in him and acquire peace within the storm Amen