The challenges kept piling up. A nail in the tire and new tires on one car, a doctor’s visit for Ashton, new tires on the other car, another medical test for Ashton. . .And then new brakes and rotors on the first car, back utility bills to pay for our renter, a cavity fixed for Arianna, a visit to the vet with the guinea pigs, new glasses for Ashton and a tree down in our front yard due to a storm.
Lord, where are you? I feel like we are being buried under all of this! As I drove home from work, I dialed God’s digits (Jeremiah 33:3 NIV) and poured out all of my woes to Him. And then I listened to what He had to say.
He reminded me of the passage in Matthew 7:24-27 about being a wise man and building your house upon a rock. When the floods came in and the storms of life hit, the house did not fall. It was founded on The Rock (Jesus). But the foolish person hears the word of God and does not do them and so his/her house is built on the sand. When the storms of life hit, his/her house will be washed away.
It is understandable to question God at times when you face multiple challenges and It’s easy to compare yourself to others when you see people that seemingly have it all. But where is their house being built? And when the storms hit, will their house stand?
I want to encourage you today if you are facing one challenge after another - that you can be reassured if you are seeking God and following His ways and being a “doer” of the word to the best of your ability, your house will stand. And after the storm abates, you may just find that some treasure has washed up on your shore.