Not if trouble comes. But when. We all wish that life was always perfect and easy and calm and fun.
And for many times in life, it is. There are always joyful times. Many, many moments in life are amazingly awesome. Times of great fun, times of laughter and joy.
These fun memories that shape our soul and stir us up. Those are the good times.
But, scripture makes us a promise. There will be times of trial.
The 23rd Psalm tells us “when I walk the valley of the shadow of death. . . ”
And today, in Luke 6: 47-49, listen to what Jesus tells us:
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. But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.”
When the flood arose. When waters come.
When trouble comes. What will we do.
Well, we quoted part of the 23rd Psalm, but we all know the rest. When we walk through the valley, we will fear no evil. For thou art with us. Even in the valley of the shadow, we don’t have to fear evil.
For God is with us.
And when the flood waters come. When the rain and the wind and the storms comes, if our lives are built on the rock of Christ Jesus, we will be ok. For He is the firm foundation. He is the rock. He is the life. He is the cornerstone.
We don’t have to fear the flood or the storm. We don’t have to fear the future. We don’t have to fear the unknown.
For, if our life is build on the rock of Christ Jesus, when trouble comes, we will be ok.
Trust in Him today. And He will take care of us. May we trust in Him in all of our lives, and with all of our lives.
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