Weathering the Storms

He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.  But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the streams did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.

Luke 6:48-49

In this passage on the building of houses on two different foundations, we see one of the differences in the foundations.  The solid foundation of faith in and obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ makes on only a difference in eternity, but will make a huge difference in our earthly lives.

The storm and the flood came to both houses, but only one was able to withstand it.  In our lives, we are all going to have problems whether we are Christians or not.  Being a Christian isn’t a magic elixir that will eliminate all problems, trials and heartaches.  Christians have storms in their lives, just as non-Christians do.

The difference between the Christian and the non-believer is that the Christian has a foundation that stands sure.  The Christian is anchored to a Rock that is steadfast and unmoveable.  The Christian has a much easier time weathering the storms because of that foundation.

The non-believer has nothing to anchor himself to.  The life that he is trying to build is going to be destroyed by the storm because there is no solid foundation.  His foundation is shifting and moveable and is not going to stand.  It will be swept away by the storm.

The storms in our lives are going to come.  The question is: do we have the foundation to withstand them?

2 responses to this post.

  1. I think I would’ve been long gone by now without our Rock, Jesus! God bless you, Ben!


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