When the whirlwind passes, the wicked is no more, But the righteous has an everlasting foundation. — Proverbs 10:25 (NASB)
Bobby R. Henry, Sr.
Recent trials may leave you shaken and might even have you questioning where or what do you put your faith in. It may appear that you are unprotected and left out in the perils of danger all alone.
But, what appears ain’t necessarily what it is.
You may have come out of the conflict scarred and battered- but you came out and if you were to take a close evaluation of the entire situation, you would find the true essence of the conflict.
There is nothing written in the Word that says you will never experience trials, troubles or tribulations. Nothing that says people won’t lie, defame or slander your good name. There is no guarantee that you will not experience sickness or misfortunes. In Proverbs 12:13 we read that the righteous person “shall come out of trouble.” You will not be exempt from complexities or trying predicaments but with God even what looks like insurmountable odds, you can come out victorious. You will not be defeated by that which has been meant for your failure; He will turn it around. What’s for you is for you and can’t nothing stop that; it might be hindered, but that too shall pass.
While the storm is raging and the waters are rising faster than gas prices and you are dumping water out of a sinking boat with a thimble, don’t give in to doubt or give up to worry because God said that He would bring those who are in a right relationship with Him safely through.
When you hear people talking about how they were able to come through periods of devastation and they could not tell you how they were able to do it but they did, it’s true. Backed up against the wall and nowhere to turn, you find yourself pitted against the world, then you turn to the One who holds the world.
Some things you just have to experience for yourself.
That old song that says, “God bless the child that’s got his own” is so true, especially the child that has his/her own relationship with God. When YOU are going through something it becomes personal and when God works through that personally for you, that relationship is undeniable.
There are undeniable stories out there waiting to be shared by those who have experienced His grace with those who are still caught up in denial and those who are wondering which way to go, who to turn to and those who have given up.
Because we stand firmly on God’s word, does that mean that we are “all that and a bag of chips”? No. Does that mean we will not be visited by impure thoughts, inappropriate actions? No. But it does mean that we will not be defeated by those things. We won’t let those things get in the way of us getting our blessings.
For those who may have a crack in their foundation it’s never too late to have your foundation fixed by the One who created the Foundation. There is not a destruction known to man that can come against the Foundation built by God because He created it all. So if your foundation is being rocked and cracked by man’s/woman’s petty evil and wicked-ness, don’t give in to it; move on up to the higher, dependable Foundation, the One that made it all. Don’t allow a crack to become a gaping hole.
“He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor. For the foundations of the earth are the LORD’s; upon them he has set the world.” 1 Samuel 2:8 (NIV)
GOD’S FOUNDATION IS THE ROCK THE WORLD WAS BUILT UPON-WHAT ABOUT YOUR LIFE?