Many years ago I had a buddy who bought a new house. He and his wife were so excited! The house looked great. The price was right. Nothing could be better, or so they thought. Within nine months, however, their excitement turned to anger because their house started to have serious foundation problems. When the foundation of your house starts to shift and fail, every other part of the house begins to fall about too! It will cause that house to crumble!
As important as it is to have a firm foundation for your home, it is even more important to have a firm foundation for your life, a foundation that can stand the storms. What does that foundation look like?
There are two foundational truths that you and I must have embedded in the core of our being in order for us to stand, no matter the storm. These two key truths are simple and found in the Bible. Check out 2 Chronicles 7:3:
“And all the sons of Israel, seeing the fire come down and the glory of the LORD upon the house, bowed down on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave praise to the LORD, saying, ‘Truly He is good, truly His lovingkindness is everlasting.’”
1. You must know and believe that GOD IS GOOD. No matter what happens in your life, no matter what tragedy strikes, God is still good. If you don’t believe that, when the sudden disaster of sickness or job loss or financial ruin or the death of a loved one or betrayal and divorce strikes, you will get bitter at God and silently declare, “God is not good and not worthy to be trusted.” But nothing could be further from the truth.
Remember, life is not always good, but God is. Do not equate the circumstances of this life with the character of God. This life is marred and tainted by sin. When the bad things come, don’t believe the devil’s lie that God is not good. “Truly He is good,” regardless of the devastating circumstances.
2. You must know and believe that GOD LOVES YOU. It is very easy to look at the bad circumstances of your life and make the determination that God must not love you…
The truth remains the same, however, regardless of the specific circumstances—GOD DOES LOVE YOU. The cross of Jesus Christ proves it!
Will you focus on your foundation today? Will you praise God for His goodness and for His love?
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God bless you!
Pastor Dickie and Tammy