Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built.
If you grew up in the church, you probably heard the parable of the man building his house on the rock and the man who built his house on the sand when you were in Sunday school.
We can often focus on the foundation of the man whose house was built on the rock. He obeys the words of Jesus and his house stays up. We often tend to ignore that this man also goes through the storm.
Both of these men go through the same storm, but there is a different outcome for these men. The only difference is their foundation.
We can learn a little nugget of truth from this parable. We learn that the Christian life isn’t about escaping the storms that come our way.
The Christian life is about weathering the storms with Jesus as our foundation. Jesus never said that the man who does his words won’t have any problems in life.
He says that the man who does his words will be able to make it through these problems because he has Jesus as his foundation.
What or Who is your foundation during the storms of life?