MATTHEW 7:26_shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand.
Psalm 127:1 (KJV) “Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.” Vain is empty and useless—it is foolish. God will never instruct you to build your house on sandy soil. He knows the storms are coming.
Some storms come by God’s design. He designs them to help build your life on the security of the Rock. Everyone has weaknesses. God desires to turn them into strengths. Because He knows individual weaknesses, He knows what is required to strengthen them.
To strengthen the weak requires some type of pressure. Weakness does not have the ability to strengthen itself. An outside force is required. The pressure from a force generally brings pain. If you’ve ever done any kind of strength training you understand—not pleasant at the time, but necessary for a positive result.
You can design your own storms – usually when you try to escape the pain from the God-designed storms.
The combination of your storms with God’s storms causes far more pressure than your life needs.
Eternal God, Please strengthen my weaknesses. Help me be grateful for Your designed storms and keep me from designing my own. In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen.
Christ’s storms are good for me—I will learn patience!