The Storms of Life



Proverbs 10:25 tells us, When the storms of life come, the wicked are whirled away, but the godly have a lasting foundation.

The storms of life- when they come…oh yes, have no doubt they will come!  

The past several years have proven that storms do come- and these storms can be challenging and difficult to navigate.  

STORMS come in the form of:

the daily headlines

natural disasters

personal illness

addiction

sin and greed

man-made war

social disruption

personal struggle

economic downturn

political corruption

world discord

societal erosion

pandemics

and…so much more!

Daily, we are learning more about the most recent societal trauma that the Covid pandemic has caused.  

Yesterday, I read an article about a study on the brains of teens. 

The headline read: 

Teen brains aged faster than normal from pandemic stress, study says

The study, which measured brain age after about 10 months of lockdown, showed that teen brains had aged at least three years in that time.

The article went on to explain a study using Magnetic Resonate Imaging revealed that the brains of teenagers aged -three years- during the 10 months of the pandemic.  Three years!  The pandemic, it seems, was very costly to the young.  

But not just the young have suffered; older folks have suffered too.  Being isolated because of the fear of exposure to the dreaded sickness-Covid-19-has had a tremendous effect on depression in seniors.

So, all this sounds so very depressing.  But there is good news here to be told as well.  

The Good News is that for those of us who fully trust in Jesus, we have a firm foundation. And a firm foundation means everything when the world is rocking and rolling.

Years ago, we lived in a house with a wonderfully large basement.  Our kids loved to ride bikes and rollerblade around the amazing space.  It was a mother’s “dream basement”- space and lots of it for play.  The kids and their friends spent hours upon hours down there! But there was one concern I had, over the years one wall of the foundation seemed to be a bit iffy.  Every time I went down I found myself looking at that wall and accessing the situation. Was it moving, or was it my imagination?   

Thankfully, the wall stayed secure, and the fear of shifting was unwarranted.  But the fear of a shaky or moving foundation is indeed serious.  You see, without a trustworthy foundation, any building will collapse and become an uninhabitable pile of rubble.

Our lives are the same way.  We need to have the security of a trustworthy and lasting foundation.  It is natural to try to put our security needs onto the ones we love, but when we do, we often find that foundation is movable.  

None of us is perfect, none of us is God, and none of us can be someone else’s sure foundation. This is the truth for everyone of us, we will fail others at times and they will fail us. But our God is SURE, STEADFAST, AND IMMOVABLE. He is worthy of our trust.

You see, the Bible tells us that no one is like our God.  No one on this earth can be absolutely solid, unshakable, and completely trustworthy.  The only one on whom we can build our life with complete assurance is Jesus Christ.  He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  He is a strong foundation like non-other.  

“There is none holy like the Lord: for there is none besides you; there is no rock like our God.  

1 Samuel 2:2

The storms of life will surely come.  No one will get through this life unscathed, but those who trust in CHRIST ALONE will stand on a lasting and sure foundation.

My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness…


4 thoughts on “The Storms of Life

  1. Recently listened to a message by Samuel Rodrigues titled “Your Mess God’s Miracle”. Really fits with this post!

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