Through it all: all my questions, my doubts, my heart break, I've known that God is faithful. And I've understood that the more I lean on Him, the better off I will be. Proverbs 18:10, says "The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run into it and are safe." I need that tower. I need that protection. I need that stability. I need to know that even though almost every part of my life has changed in the blink of an eye, God doesn't. He won't.
When we put our complete and total trust in Him, we can walk through hard times, desperate times, broken times, knowing that He is our shelter.
“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.” Matthew 7:24-27
I love this parable, because of what it says to me! See, the storm came to both people. Just because we are facing a hard situation doesn't mean we made a mistake, we missed God, or we are in sin. Sometimes its just life. The storm hit both the people who did God's word, and those who didn't. As Christians we need to stop placing blame, or searching for why this happened. Storms come, welcome to a fallen world! But thank God we can survive. Our house, or life, can fall apart without taking us down with it. The secret is to put our foundation, our trust, our hope in Jesus. And to do His Word. When He says praise Him at all times, we are building a house on the rock. When He says trust Him with all our hearts, we are building a house on the rock.
God's not moved by the storm that destroyed our house. The rock wasn't effected. It couldn't be swept away, and anything clinging to that rock, or finding refuge inside was protected. God knew this storm would come. He's not surprised. He's not shaken, nor can He be. So find refuge in Him. Seek shelter from the rain, wind and waves, inside His wings.