Matthew 7:25, 27 “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. and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”
One of the lessons that screams out in this parable is this; the storm will come no matter what your foundation is. In fact, the storm will come to test and expose your foundation or the lack thereof.
Many believers in today’s generation have the notion that because they are believers then they should not experience any kind of storms in their life, that’s untrue! This kind of thinking is foolishness in itself because when the storm comes then you start to question if God loves you and start to contemplate the thought that God has forsaken you which then begs the question, what are you anchored on? Is it God or the good times?
Think about Job, the Bible describes him as one who was blameless and upright and one who fears the Lord. But yet he was hit by a storm that took all his property, his children and his health but because he was anchored on God, he did not sink. To me Job is one perfect individual of a man who was anchored on the rock and he withstood the fierce storm that almost took him out.
The question we need to always ask ourselves is this; How prepared are we for the storm, because it is a guarantee, the storm will come. The best way is to ensure you are building on the rock! Like Job, after the storm settles, you house may have a few broken windows and things will be moved around and some of them may be broken but your house will stand!
What is the latest storm you have gone through in your life? What was your mindset when you were going through this storm? What foundation did that storm expose, rock or sand?