3. Make Jesus Your Only Rock—He is Stronger than Your Circumstances Anyway
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Jesus told the story of a man who built his house on sand. When the rains came, the waves washed his house away because it was built on a poor foundation. Not so for the one who built his house on solid rock (Matthew 7:24-27; Luke 6:46-49).
The wisdom here is that we are only as strong as our foundations, and if our confidence and peace are anchored to things that can be taken or destroyed, our confidence and peace will go where they go.
Tough times remind us that finances can be lost, homes can be damaged or destroyed, possessions can be stolen, relationships can be broken, leaders can fail, and even our bodies can be susceptible to sickness, injury, and death.
These are all tragic losses, ones that warrant a measure of sadness and grief; and Christians should be empathetic to those who are suffering and grieve with those who are grieving (Romans 12:15), helping them get back on their feet however we can.
However, as David wrote in the Psalms, “truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.” (Psalms 62:1-2)
David understood, in the crazy journey of life, that God was the ultimate source of strength and peace because he was often all he had.
This is why David compared God’s presence to that of a rock, a shield, and a mighty fortress (Psalms 125:1). The good news is, the same Rock who sustained David is the same Rock who takes care of you today. Therefore, learn to anchor your hope and peace to Jesus Christ, the Rock of our salvation, and you will not be shaken when the storms of life comes.
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