This week the words to describe how I feel would look like this: overwhelmed, irritated, flustered, defeated, distracted…
We had lunch with friends today and they gave very wise counsel…quit acting like your life is built on sand.
Matthew 7:24″Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
This ministry is built on the rock. Small groups are built on the rock. My life has been built on the rock – so I need to quit acting like it’s been built on the sand. They sky’s not falling, God’s still on His throne, and even on the most overwhelming days, His plans for me are better than the best thing I can put together.
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
When darkness veils His lovely face,
I rest on His unchanging grace;
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.
His oath, His covenant, His blood
Support me in the whelming flood;
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my hope and stay.
On Christ the solid rock I stand,
all other ground is sinking sand,
all other ground is sinking sand…