Stay Strong

The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.
Matthew 7:25 NIV


I tend to think of The Lord almighty giving us this bible verse as a great example, a life lesson really, of how easy it is to stay strong in a situation, how making the right decision above all else will enviably give you strength, give you power, give you peace, give you happiness and joy the world is longing for. 

 People making the decision to have God in their life or wondering what God will do in their life, seem to make it into a much more complicated decision than it has to be. You don't have to have all the answers. I will be the first to admit I don't. But that's what's so wonderful with having a relationship with God, you are always learning what being truly loved by our Saviour is. Constantly learning what it means to live a life he wants us to live, what he created us for.  Once you have accepted Jesus into your life, believing Jesus is the one who died for our sins, believing that he is our Lord and Saviour and believing he is the one who rose again.  You will realize he truly is the foundation, the rock of it all.  You will find questions seemed to be answered and other questions will arise, but at least you will have the base of the beginning of your life with Jesus to help you along the way.

 But, it seems to be all too easy to get knocked down and feel like you’re getting thrown in the wrong direction as much as you try not to.  However, no matter how bad life can get, how much a struggle it can be, how horrible people can be to you or others around you. Having God as your foundation in your life will allow you to get back up. He will provide the strength, guidance and wisdom you need. He will be the anchor in your life. You will still have bad days and people will still try and push you from the right path you’re on, but those bad days won't seem as bad when you have your rock Jesus Christ as your foundation, and all you will really want to do is pray for those people to find Jesus in their life, instead of focusing on the negative you focus on the positive. 

 Psalm 18:2 says that “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer, my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” When I think of a home I think of comfort, the most comfortable place to be is in your home. It’s not just a house it’s not just lumber and nails.  It’s a home with love.  God is love, he is that comfort of home! And when you think of that home, what needs to be built first?  The very obvious thing that needs to be incredibly precise is the foundation. Which in this analogy is Jesus. The very obvious and incredibly precise choice in your life is Jesus Christ the Lord Almighty.  So, don’t worry about a little rain, alright!

 With love,
Melissa (a.k.a Missy)