A Strong Foundation
“If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3).
A proper foundation is not optional, it is a must. Jesus only gave two options for a foundation—sand or rock. Right now, you are either building your house on sand or rock. The foundation is your personal relationship with God … is it based in His Word, the Rock?
You see, both houses looked good. The only difference was the foundation. The glory is not in the house; it’s in the “foundation” upon which the house is built! The only reason I’m still standing through my storms and struggles is my foundation. I’ve got a rock under my feet, a true foundation.
What will your house do when the storm comes? Storms are no respecter of persons, they come crashing in on the saved and unsaved alike. If you are fasting, praying, and reading your Bible so the storm won’t come, you have it all wrong. You build your house on the rock not to avoid the storm, but to endure it. Fast, pray, and read your Bible so that when others are being blown away and attacked, you will still be standing.
When the enemy comes against you with all the forces of hell, and the shutters are rattling and the rain is beating down, remember, there is a God who is able to keep you safe. When everyone says give up, you can stand firm. Praise God. When your house is built on Jesus’ blood and righteousness, on Christ the solid rock, you’ll stand when all other ground is sinking sand.
When you’ve done all you can do … STAND! Do not be shaken from your rock.